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Timmons: Reed Will Be an Outstanding Leader

NAM Urges Senate to Confirm Kimberly Reed to Lead Ex-Im Bank

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the Senate Banking Committee’s hearing regarding Kimberly Reed’s nomination for president of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States:

There can be no doubt that Kimberly Reed will make an outstanding leader of the Ex-Im Bank. Like President Trump, she believes in the agency’s mission and recognizes its critical importance to manufacturing’s success in America. With her experience and expertise at the helm of the Ex-Im Bank, our industry and our country will undoubtedly be more competitive in the global economy. Manufacturers need Reed and the other nominees confirmed so we can regain a competitive advantage in the fight for jobs and business.


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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