Friday, March 15, 2013

NAM Honors Congressman Tim Griffin for Supporting Manufacturing

Congressman Griffin Understands the Policies Needed to Ensure Manufacturers Succeed

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2013 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Congressman Tim Griffin (R-AR-02) the NAM's Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Congressman Griffin supported 95 percent of the policies identified by the NAM as critical to the success of manufacturing in the United States during the 112th Congress.

"I understand that manufacturing jobs support thousands of Arkansas families, and are key to growing American jobs," said Congressman Griffin. "I'm honored my efforts on behalf of hardworking Arkansans have been recognized by the largest manufacturing association in the country. We can't grow our economy with Washington's costly and artificial, top-down approach. Communities throughout Arkansas are helping to drive America's comeback naturally and organically with new ideas and innovation."

"Manufacturers today compete in a global marketplace," said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. "It is critical that Washington creates policies to keep us competitive and maintain our mantle of economic leadership. Congressman Griffin understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress."

These awards are based on members of Congress's votes on key manufacturing legislation identified by the NAM in the 112th Congress. These included key votes on issues such as energy policy, taxes and regulations, among others. Each key vote was selected by the NAM's Key Vote Advisory Committee, which is comprised of NAM member companies and associations.

Members of Congress are notified in advance when key votes are pending and why the key vote designation has been made. The NAM is nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates. Voting records for all members of Congress and further details about NAM Key Manufacturing Votes are available here
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.

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