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NAM Welcomes Nomination of Bill Barr as Next Attorney General

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of William P. Barr to serve as Attorney General of the United States:

President Trump could not have nominated a better individual than Bill Barr for Attorney General of the United States, and manufacturers are encouraged by this outstanding nomination, said Timmons. Bill Barr is a true professional and a proven leader. I’ve had the privilege of calling Bill a friend for many years, after working with him during the Allen administration in Virginia, where he was Co-Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Parole Abolition and Sentencing Reform. His experience and work in the administration of President George H.W. Bush were heralded by those on both sides of the political aisle, which validated the unanimous confirmation vote he received. Manufacturers are confident he will bring the same sterling commitment to the rule of law to the Justice Department that he has shown throughout his storied career, and we are equally confident the Senate will set aside partisanship as they consider the confirmation of this highly respected public servant.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 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 more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters 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 Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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