Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement after today’s failed immigration vote in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Children must never be used as bargaining chips. House and Senate leaders have the power to put forward a clean bill to forever end the horrific practice of separating migrant children from their families—and they should do so now.
Once we are sure this tragedy will never be replayed in America, Congress should turn to meaningful, bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.
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 $2.25 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.