Timmons: Senate Voted for Manufacturing Workers

We Are Not Done Yet. Important Work Lies Ahead.

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on passage of tax reform legislation in the U.S. Senate:

“History has been made again, and our nation is now on the verge of seeing the biggest, boldest tax reform in more than three decades. The senators who voted for reform stood on the side of manufacturing workers, and manufacturers will certainly take note of who stood with us at this pivotal moment.

“The pessimists said it was impossible, but those who believe in the future have won the day. While no bill of this magnitude is perfect, this legislation is a victory for manufacturing workers—and all Americans.

“We’re not done yet. Congress has important work to do to get the final bill to President Trump’s desk. There’s no time to waste. Let’s get this done quickly. Manufacturers are ready to ring in the new year empowered and emboldened to invest even more in our communities and our workers, to provide new opportunities for young people and families and to usher in an exciting new era for manufacturing in America.”

The NAM’s most recent quarterly survey found that if comprehensive tax reform was enacted, two-thirds of manufacturers would increase capital spending and grow their business while more than half would hire more workers and increase employee wages and benefits.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org..

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