Today, Congressman Ken Calvert received the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
“American manufacturers, both big and small, are a critical contributor to our economic engine,” said Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42). “I am honored to receive the Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence and I look forward to maintaining a strong relationship with the manufacturing community.”
"Now more than ever, our country's manufacturers face a wide range of challenges. Energy costs and an ever-expanding net of regulatory burdens threaten the ability of American manufacturers to remain competitive in a global marketplace. I have and will continue to work closely with NAM, 3M and other California businesses to ensure manufacturers remain a critical and core component of our U.S. economic engine."
“We thank Congressman Calvert for ensuring that the manufacturing voice is heard in Washington,” said 3M Vice President of Public Affairs Jeffrey Rageth. “It is leaders like Congressman Calvert who know that manufacturers are drivers of economic growth, job creation and prosperity.”
“Manufacturers today compete in a global marketplace,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “It is critical that Washington creates policies to keep us competitive and maintain our mantle of economic leadership. Congressman Calvert understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress.”
Members of Congress who maintained a voting record of 70 percent or higher during the 112th Congress (2011-2012) based on key votes selected by an NAM member-led advisory committee receive the Award. Rep. Calvert had a 100% voting record on the Official NAM 112th Congress House Voting Record.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.