Friday, October 19, 2012

Congressman Hurt Understands the Policies Needed to Ensure Manufacturers Succeed


WASHINGTON, D.C., October 19, 2012 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Congressman Robert Hurt (R-VA-05) the NAM’s Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Congressman Hurt supported 97 percent of the policies identified by the NAM as critical to the success of manufacturing in the United States during the 112th Congress.


“Manufacturers today compete in a global marketplace,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “It is critical that Washington creates policies to keep us competitive and maintain our mantle of economic leadership. Congressman Hurt understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress.”


"Manufacturing has historically played an important role in Virginia's 5th District, where we have had a long, proud history of manufacturing the finest goods that have been shipped across the world,” said Congressman Robert Hurt. “Unfortunately, policies set forth in Washington over the past four years have only served to drown our manufacturers in over-regulation and higher taxes, and cripple them with skyrocketing energy prices that drive good Virginia jobs overseas. It is my belief that we should work in Washington to do all that we can to make it easier for our manufacturers to hire and expand. I am proud to receive this recognition and look forward to continuing to build upon the House of Representatives' record of reducing regulatory burdens on our manufacturers and keeping American jobs in America."


These awards are based on members of Congress’s votes on key manufacturing legislation identified by the NAM in the 112th Congress. These included key votes on issues such as energy policy, taxes and regulations, among others. Each key vote was selected by the NAM’s Key Vote Advisory Committee, which is comprised of NAM member companies and associations.


Members of Congress are notified in advance when key votes are pending and why the key vote designation has been made. The NAM is nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates. Voting records for all members of Congress and further details about NAM Key Manufacturing Votes are available here.




The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit