Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) was presented the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence from the National Association for Manufacturers (NAM) for his support and leadership in promoting issues important to the manufacturing industry that create jobs, spur innovation, and encourage growth.
"We thank Congressman Bishop for ensuring that the manufacturing voice is heard in Washington," said Tim Dill, Vice President and Plant Manager at the MillerCoors Brewery in Albany, Georgia. "It is leaders like Congressman Bishop who know that manufacturers are drivers of economic growth, job creation and prosperity."
"Manufacturers today compete in a global marketplace," said Jay Timmons, President and CEO of NAM. "It is critical that Washington creates policies to keep us competitive and maintain our mantle of economic leadership. Congressman Bishop understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress."
"Business and manufacturing drives the engine of our economy, and as such should be supported in any way possible" said Congressman Bishop. "I am truly honored to receive this award from the National Association of Manufacturers, an organization dedicated to non-partisan advocacy for America's manufacturers. Our nation's industrial spirit should never be stifled, and so I look forward to fighting for manufacturing now and in the future."
Selection for the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence from the National Association for Manufacturers is based on members of Congress' votes on key legislation identified as critical to the success of manufacturing in the United States. During the 112th Congress, Congressman Bishop supported 72% of the policies identified. These included key votes on issues such as energy policy, taxes, regulations, and others.