The National Association of Manufacturers is running TV and radio spots urging Senators to vote for the amendment sponsored by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to prevent the attempt of the Environmental Protection Agency to extend its control over the U.S. economy through its regulation of greenhouse gases.
The ads are available at the campaign’s website: www.nonewregs.org.
The NAM just sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging Senators to vote for the McConnell amendment and opposing two alternative amendments that fail to achieve the desired goal: Protecting the U.S. economy, manufacturers and workers from costs of EPA overregulation. The amendments may provide a modicum of political cover, but they simply extend the uncertainty that threatens the U.S. economic recovery.
As NAM President Jay Timmons wrote in a blog post at The Hill, “A choice: Recovery or regulator?“:
Manufacturers have been proved a bright spot during the U.S. recovery, making new investments, hiring thousands of employees every week, and exporting more than other sectors of the economy. Yet uncertainty compels the companies to practice caution, holding off investments until it’s clear just how much control over the economy the EPA will wield.
When Senators vote on the McConnell amendment this week, they will be choosing between a private-sector led recovery and the uncertainty and costs threatened by an unrestrained regulator, the EPA. Manufacturers ask that the Senators embrace the recovery by voting for the McConnell amendment.
- The Hill) E2Wire blog, “Manufacturing industry targets vulnerable senators in ads blasting EPA rules“
- The Hill, E2Wire blog, “Climate votes promise to echo on stump“
- Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Human Events, “Energy Tax Prevention Act: The Only End to Cap and Trade.”