Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has received the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for his 100% voting record in support of pro-manufacturing policies. The votes include the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Save Local Business Act, and the Small Business Health Fairness Act, which allows small businesses to band together to purchase health insurance for their employees. The entire scorecard can be viewed here.
“Ohio’s 5th Congressional District is home to more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs, which means when the environment is good for manufacturing, it’s good for the constituents I represent.” said Latta. “I’m proud of my 100% pro-manufacturing record and the difference it’s making for hardworking families in my district. This year has been a renaissance for Ohio manufacturers, and it’s a big reason why the Buckeye State has the highest amount of total jobs since 2000.
“I’ve toured facilities and invited a representative from one company, Jerl Machine, to testify in front of the subcommittee I chair. They’re all saying similar things – the policies we’ve put into place have helped their businesses and their employees. They’re investing in equipment, raising wages, and paying bonuses to their workers. I appreciate the NAM for recognizing my record of supporting manufacturing and its 12 million jobs.”
“In Ohio and across America, manufacturers are creating jobs, investing in communities, and raising wages. That’s a direct result of Rep. Latta’s support for policies that have strengthened manufacturing and created opportunities for America’s manufacturing workers,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Rep. Latta who understand manufacturing’s critical contributions to our economy and are working actively to advance the manufacturing agenda.”
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States. According to NAM, 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.