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NAM Reaction To Midterm Election Results

Wednesday, November 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing Associations, is pleased to present the "Manufacturing Economic Daily Newsletter” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS (NAM).


NAM Reaction To Midterm Election Results: “Manufacturers Will Continue To Use Our Unique Platform To Bring Congress Together Around The Manufacturing Agenda.”


In a press release, National Association of Manufacturers (11/7) President and CEO Jay Timmons said, “The manufacturing agenda is a post-partisan agenda, which is why candidates of all backgrounds touted their support for so many of our priorities on the campaign trail. Voters of all parties and of no party want to see a thriving manufacturing industry that supports high-paying jobs for American workers. We will work with anyone who wants to advance that goal.” Timmons also said, “We are living in a time of record optimism among manufacturers. That is in large part due to the significant progress we’ve made over the last two years to empower manufacturers with game-changing policy reforms. We will continue that progress with the new Congress. From infrastructure investment to regulatory relief, workforce development to trade policy, there’s plenty to be done, and we know it can be done with support from across the political spectrum.” He concluded, “Manufacturers will continue to use our unique platform to bring Congress together around the manufacturing agenda and to reunite our country around those four foundational principles that make our nation exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”


Democrats Win House As Republicans Expand Senate Majority. The AP (11/7, Peoples, Colvin) reports, “Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a ‘blue wave’ that never fully materialized.” With 23 races still left to be decided, “the Democrats’ edge in the House is narrow. With 218 seats needed for a majority, Democrats have won 219 and the Republicans 193.”


Pelosi Pledges To Tackle Infrastructure, Drug Prices In Election Night Remarks. The Washington Times (11/6, Dinan, McLaughlin) reports Rep. Nancy Pelosi pledged in a victory speech on “Tuesday to seek bipartisanship as Democrats took control of the House — but made clear she and her troops will take on President Trump, too.” Rep. Pelosi “didn’t mention impeachment and has tamped down that kind of talk, even though her left wing is itching for at least a conversation on taking that step.” Instead, she “listed issues where she said they might seek common ground with Mr. Trump, including infrastructure and health care and drug prices.” 


Read Full NAM Newsletter 11.7.2018