Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL-13) the NAM's Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Case New Holland Inc. (CNH). Congresswoman Biggert 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.
"CNH thanks Congresswoman Biggert for ensuring that the manufacturing voice is heard in Washington," said Joseph Samora, senior vice president of government affairs for CNH and NAM Board member. "It is leaders like Congresswoman Biggert who know that manufacturers are drivers of economic growth, job creation and prosperity."
"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. Congresswoman Biggert understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through her votes in Congress."
"American manufacturing is critical to our economic future, and I'm honored to be counted among its allies in Congress," said Congresswoman Biggert. "Our area is home to some of the world's most innovative manufacturers, and they provide thousands of jobs to hardworking men and women throughout Illinois. To ensure these opportunities continue to grow, we need to enact commonsense economic policies that will drive U.S. exports, promote innovation and help create good jobs here in America. I look forward to continuing that work, and I'm very pleased to have the support and input of the NAM and its members here in Illinois."
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.