Republicans have picked up so many seats in congressional and state races that this already can be declared “a very good night for manufacturers,” Jay Timmons said on a 9:30 pm call with journalists.
Timmons is the executive vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), a powerful trade group.
Manufacturers are hoping the new, more conservative Congress will change laws affecting health care, energy policy and taxes, he said.
Brian Wingfield, Forbes (blog), “Victories for Business Groups As Election Results Come In“:
NAM’s top lobbyist, Jay Timmons, said in a conference call with reporters at 9:30 p.m. EST that his organization had seen no disappointments so far, and hailed the victories Senate candidates Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Dan Coats, R-Ind.: John Boozman, R-Ark.; and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, as wins for manufacturers as well. NAM was scheduled to have another call with the press at 11:30.
“This is truly a battle of philosophies,” Jay Timmons, senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, a Washington-based business lobbying group, said in an interview. “The Republicans will need to be champions for the free-enterprise system.”
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