NAM urges swift passage of transportation bill.July 10, 2012 -
According to statement by NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, investment and updates to nation's transportation infrastructure are absolutely essential to manufacturers' ability to compete and create jobs. NAM thanks House and Senate leadership for reaching agreement that ensures funding for 2 years. Transportation agreement will help maintain competitiveness of all manufacturers, put thousands of Americans back to work, and commit needed resources to roads, bridges, and transit systems.
Manufacturers: Infrastructure Investment Will Create Jobs
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)
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Press release date: June 27, 2012
NAM Urges Swift Passage of Transportation Bill to Improve Manufacturers' Competitiveness
Washington, D.C., - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement on the transportation bill agreement reached today by Congressional leaders:
"Our nation needs investments in transportation and a modern infrastructure that keeps us globally competitive. With a 20 percent cost disadvantage to doing business in the United States, investment and updates to our nation's transportation infrastructure are absolutely essential to manufacturers' ability to compete and create jobs. We thank House and Senate leadership for reaching an agreement that ensures funding for two years, improves efficiency and cuts through unnecessary red tape.
The transportation agreement will help maintain competitiveness of all manufacturers, put thousands of Americans back to work and commit needed resources to roads, bridges and transit systems. We ask all members of Congress to support this common-sense legislation for the sake of jobs and economic growth.
While we are disappointed this legislation does not contain the Keystone XL provisions, we strongly urge President Obama to approve the pipeline as soon as possible." The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.