Report from Denver: Bipartisanship and Good Causes

(Note: NAM’s Executive Vice President Jay Timmons is at the National Democratic Convention in Denver this week, and he’ll be blogging events, adding his insights as both a veteran of Senate and campaign politics and as a top representative of the U.S. manufacturing economy.)

Ran into Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa at the “Frosted Pink” reception for breast cancer awareness.  Seeing him reminded me of the NAM’s work with him, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and others on the ADA Amendments Act.

The ADA bill responds to court rulings over the years that have narrowed the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, making sure that people with disabilities have the full opportunity to work, while ensuring employer flexibility when managing the workforce.

We are hopeful that the Senate will take up this important bipartisan compromise when Congress returns in September. It’s the right thing to do.

This is another example of how non-traditional allies can work together for the good of the country.

Jay Timmons

Jay Timmons

Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector.
Jay Timmons

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