Washington, D.C. – Following Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls for a new tax targeting America’s energy companies shortly after the new sanctions on Russian energy imports, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement:
“Our country is sacrificing to save the Ukrainian people, and this is a blatant political ploy to exploit a crisis to enact an extremist agenda. American policymakers should be singularly focused on saving the people of Ukraine and ending a dictator’s expansionist ambitions, instead of attacking American businesses that are doing all we can to support our government’s efforts to bring about peace.”
The National Association of Manufacturers 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 12.5 million men and women, contributes $2.57 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and has the largest economic multiplier of any major sector and accounts for 58% 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 NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.