Protecting Manufacturing’s Resurgence

Advocating for Balanced Regulations to Secure the Future of Manufacturing in the United States

Manufacturers for Sensible Regulations

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What’s Going On

As manufacturers in the United States lead our nation’s resurgence, we are increasingly challenged by a rising tide of complex and often unbalanced federal regulations. The positive effects of tax reform, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act are being undermined by this growing regulatory burden. These regulatory threats target the prosperity and competitiveness of our industry, chilling manufacturing investment, job creation and wage growth. With over 12.9 million people relying on manufacturing for their livelihoods and the sector contributing trillions to the U.S. economy, the stakes are high. It’s crucial we address this issue—for the sake of manufacturers, our workers and the nation.

Manufacturers for Sensible Regulations

The National Association of Manufacturers, members of the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations and Conference of State Manufacturers Associations launched Manufacturers for Sensible Regulations to address the impact of the current regulatory onslaught coming from federal agencies. To ensure manufacturers remain competitive, we are calling on the White House to designate a senior-level adviser to coordinate efforts within the White House to ensure that federal regulators are implementing policies that align with the president’s promise to promote the growth of manufacturing in America.

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 Using Our Voice

Manufacturers are using their voices to sound the alarm the increasing federal regulations that continue to threaten the industry and our economy.

As part of our Keeping Us Competitive series, Steve Gullickson, President and CEO of MGK, an insect control company based in Minnesota, addresses the economic risks posed by today’s tightening regulatory field.

Quick Facts

The costs of unbalanced regulations impact our workforce, communities and economy.

94% of manufacturers say increased regulatory burdens make it difficult to create jobs, invest in new equipment and expand facilities.
93 new regulations from across 30 agencies and offices stifling growth and job creation
68% of voters surveyed by the NAM agree that small manufacturers bear an unfair burden when faced with excessive regulations


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From our Newsroom

NAM.ORG: Stricter Water Heater Standards Would Cost Manufacturers

July 25, 2023

The Department of Energy released a draft proposal late last week that would impose stricter efficiency standards on water heaters—raising costs for manufacturers and consumers.

FOX NEWS: 131 manufacturing organizations ask the Biden White House to stop an unprecedented regulatory ‘onslaught’

June 23, 2023

Biden’s ‘regulatory regime’ is costings manufacturers thousands and giving countries like China an advantage: NAM president

E&E NEWS: Industry groups press White House for rules coordinator

June 26, 2023

Major trade associations representing key industry sectors are urging the White House to bring on a top official to manage regulations across the federal government.

POLITICO: Manufacturers Launch Anti-Reg Push

June 22, 2023

The National Association of Manufacturers is launching a new coalition to push back on the Biden administration’s regulatory agenda.

MANUFACTURING DIVE: Manufacturers are anticipating a recession: NAM survey

June 9, 2023

Manufacturers’ capital spending expectations in particular are being impacted by growing concern over federal regulations despite massive incentives being offered for domestic manufacturing.

AXIOS: Manufacturer optimism hits lowest levels since 2020

June 7, 2023

Companies are concerned about regulation, with some 63% of manufacturers reporting that they would purchase more capital equipment if the regulatory burden decreases.

NAM.ORG: Stopping the DOE’s Regulatory Onslaught

June 7, 2023

“Unfortunately, DOE’s proposals only add to the regulatory onslaught manufacturers are currently facing,” said NAM Director of Energy and Resources Policy Chris Morris.

NAM.ORG: Stricter Bank Rules Stymie Small Businesses

June 2, 2023

As banks tighten their lending standards in response to turmoil in the industry, it’s small businesses that are suffering, according to The Wall Street Journal.

NAM.ORG: ANALYSIS: New EPA Regulations Threaten at Least 852,100 Jobs and $162.4 Billion in Economic Activity

May 10, 2023

Manufacturers in the U.S. Are Leading the Way on Sustainability, Outpacing Global Competitors

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Leadership in Manufacturing Advocacy

When it comes to our fight for balanced regulations, NAM Ambassadors are using their voices to shape the debate in Washington. From telling their story to hosting a member of Congress, NAM Ambassadors are proven change makers at the core of our Competing to Win campaign. Ready to raise your hand and allow us to help elevate your advocacy? Contact us at [email protected].