Washington, DC – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the passing of United States Senator John McCain:
Country first: More than a slogan, it was the defining characteristic of a man who lived his life in service of a nation he loved—in the Navy and Congress, in a dark cell in Hanoi and in a final courageous battle that reminded us each of our common humanity. We now say farewell to Senator McCain but do so confident in the knowledge that his memory as a fighter for our country and the values that keep and sustain our exceptionalism—free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity—will continue to live on in our history for many years to come.
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.