NAM Releases South Carolina Ad Urging Senator Tim Scott to Protect Manufacturers and Reject Scott Garrett

Columbia, South Carolina – Following last month’s confirmation hearing for Scott Garrett’s nomination to lead the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is launching an ad in South Carolina urging Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) to reject Garrett’s nomination. The ad demonstrates Garrett’s repeated refusal to disavow his past crusade to eliminate the Ex-Im Bank—a crusade that put the 1.4 million U.S. jobs the agency supports at risk—even when implored to do so by members of his own party.

“The bare minimum requirement for leading an agency is believing in the value of its central mission. In his recent confirmation hearing, Scott Garrett failed that test, despite the 17,000 jobs the Ex-Im Bank supports in South Carolina alone,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “American manufacturing workers cannot afford to rely on someone wholly unconcerned with their well-being. We urge Senator Scott to continue to protect his constituents and vote ‘no’ on Garrett’s confirmation.”

View the ad running in South Carolina here


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

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