The November Elections: What’s At Stake?

By August 22, 2006General

Got two separate calls from reporters yesterday asking what it would mean for the NAM if either the House or the Senate turned to Democrat control. And so we put together this chart to show inquiring minds who would be the likely leaders and committee chairs in a Democrat-controlled House or Senate. We’ve included their 108th Congress NAM vote rating. These numbers give you some idea of where they stand on manufacturing issues as decided by manufacturers.

Click here to see it, presented without further comment.

[UPDATE]: Here’s a link to complete voting record of the 108th Congress.

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Tyler Pollock says:

    Where can i find the bill of rights?

  • cole nay says:

    yes i think that the government is very smart with these election decisions. i love the supreme court and the government

  • Helen Mason says:

    where can I find a list of the amendments?

  • Pat Cleary says:


    Depends on where you sit….

    For us, the higher the number, the better it is, as it indicates their percentage of pro-manufacturing votes — as determined by manufacturers. Unlike other groups (typically those on the left), we don’t include social issues, just roll-up-the-sleeves mfg issues, like taxes, legal reform energy, etc. You can see them all here:

    Thanks for writing,

    Pat Cleary

  • paul a'barge says:

    Take a look again at that document. See the column titled “Currently”?

    Dave B,

    Oh, by the way, a 35% voting record might be respectable … in Cuba.

  • Dave B says:

    So, am I right in assuming a higher number is better?

  • Bill Canis says:

    To be perfectly clear, you should list the incumbents in these leadership positions in the same document to show the contrast. For some readers, a 35% NAM voting record might be thought to be respectable.