NAM President and CEO, Jay Timmons led a group of manufacturing representatives from Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin and Pfizer to Capitol Hill yesterday to conduct a roundtable discussion with members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC). On the agenda were issues of high importance to the manufacturing industry such as tax reform, trade, energy, and other regulatory burdens impacting job creators.
Attending on behalf of the 160 member RSC were Chairman Steve Scalise (LA) and Representatives Rodney Davis (IL), Rick Crawford (AR), Diane Black (TN), Reid Ribble (WI), Chris Collins (NY) and Bill Johnson (OH).
The RSC represents an influential group of conservative lawmakers who play a major role in key policy areas. This roundtable provided the NAM and its members an opportunity to highlight the NAM growth agenda and tell their personal stories of how the tax code and government intervention has impacted their businesses and the manufacturing industry. Other issues discussed during the roundtable were trade, intellectual property and access to a skilled workforce.
The RSC will be a significant player as policies move through the House and we look forward to working with it to advance comprehensive tax reform and other sensible policies in the manufacturing agenda.