FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Washington, D.C., January 28, 2013 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) the NAM’s Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Senator Toomey supported 85 percent of the policies identified by the NAM as critical to the success of manufacturing in the United States during the 112th Congress.
"United States Steel Corporation thanks Senator Toomey for ensuring that the manufacturing voice is heard in Washington," said NAM Board Member, James D. Garraux, general counsel and senior vice president – Corporate Affairs for United States Steel. "U. S. Steel and the NAM work closely on energy, trade and environmental issues, and are pleased to honor Senator Toomey. He knows first-hand the importance of manufacturing to our nation’s long term prosperity through the creation of family-sustaining jobs and economic growth."
Since joining the Senate in 2011, Toomey has actively worked to support manufacturing in America. He has visited U. S. Steel Mon Valley Works facilities outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., which employ more than 3,000. He has toured the company’s Clairton Plant, the location of the company’s $500 million C Battery investment project. Toomey has also toured their Irvin Plant, the company’s finishing facility in West Mifflin which provides flat-rolled steel products to the energy, appliance and container industries.
"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. Senator Toomey 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. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
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