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Manufacturers: Bipartisan Vote Sends Powerful Message That Nation is Committed to Standing Strong in Defense of Democracy

Washington, D.C. – Following the House vote on the national security supplemental package, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement:

“Today’s bipartisan vote sends a powerful message that our nation is committed to standing strong in defense of democracy. Manufacturers thank Speaker Johnson for his leadership in shepherding these bills through the House at a critical juncture for our national security and for global stability.

“In March of 2022 at the onset of the Russian invasion, the NAM Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution, ‘stand[ing] with the people of Ukraine in their fight to preserve freedom and independence.’ Last year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to the NAM Board of Directors in an address to the American business community, and he underscored that ‘democracy is stronger than tyranny.’ Manufacturers share that conviction and will support those in Congress who recognize the importance of standing firm for our shared values.”


The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 13 million men and women, contributes $2.89 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and accounts for 53% of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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