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NAM urges Congress to pass Advanced Vehicle Technology Act.

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September 17, 2009 - According to statement made by Keith McCoy, NAM VP for Energy and Resources Policy, NAM urges Members of the House to vote for H.R. 3246, which will provide $2.85 billion in authorized funding over 5 years for medium and heavy-duty truck and bus research, and development programs within U.S. Department of Energy. Legislation will create high-paying manufacturing jobs and create opportunities for universities to get involved in research necessary to make advances in clean energy.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

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NAM Urges Congress to Pass H.R. 3246,The Advanced Vehicle Technology Act

Press release date: September 16, 2009

Legislation Will Advance Clean Technologies and Provide Jobs in Manufacturing WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2009 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for Energy and Resources Policy Keith McCoy today issued the following statement in support of H.R. 3246, the bi-partisan Advanced Vehicle Technology Act: The NAM urges Members of the House to vote for H.R. 3246, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act. This bill provides $2.85 billion in authorized funding over five years for medium and heavy-duty truck and bus research, and development programs within the U.S. Department of Energy. This legislation will create high-paying manufacturing jobs and create opportunities for universities to get involved in the research necessary to make important advances in clean energy. Many NAM member companies are making large investments in advanced vehicle technologies that will benefit from these partnerships with universities, and will expedite the manufacture of cost-competitive, clean transportation fleets that will be critical to the future of U.S. transportation. This legislation will give our transportation sector a boost at a difficult time and assure our leadership in energy efficient transportation of the future. It deserves support from all members of the House. The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation's largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAM has 11 additional offices across the country. Visit the NAM's web site at www.nam.org for more information about manufacturing and the economy.

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