Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the retirement announcement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy:
After three decades on the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy has cemented his place in history as the pivotal voice in many of our nation’s landmark court cases. A defender of First Amendment rights and of dignity and equality, Justice Kennedy served with integrity, principle and distinction. He has changed millions of lives for the better, including my own. My family can be called a family because of his singular role in our nation’s history, said Timmons.
Manufacturers are hopeful that President Trump will nominate a new justice who will serve with the same commitment to the rule of law and the values that make and keep America exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity. Manufacturing families across the country expect nothing less.
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.