MADISON – The state’s largest business group praised six members of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation for their support of manufacturing jobs during the 112th Congress.
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the State Chamber, praised U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Oshkosh), U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Weston), U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-Fond du Lac), U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Appleton), U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) for earning the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award from the Washington, DC-based National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
“Lawmakers who stand with manufacturers also stand with family supporting manufacturing jobs,” said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC president/CEO. “A thriving manufacturing sector creates a thriving middle class. It also protects America’s economic and national security.”
NAM presents the award to lawmakers who vote 70 percent or greater in support of pro-manufacturing legislation. Click here to see the full NAM legislative scorecard for the 112th Congress.
NAM Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award Winners 2012
|Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville)||97%|
|Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls)||92 %|
|Rep. Tom Petri (R-Fond du Lac)||95%|
|Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Weston)||100%|
|Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Appleton)||97%|
|U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Oshkosh)||81%|
NAM’s scorecard is based on 37 key votes in the U.S. House of Representatives and 27 key votes in the U.S. Senate.
“Wisconsin’s economy is dependent on manufacturing. Every factory job creates at least two jobs in other sectors like banking, health care, energy, retail, education and government,” Bauer said.
Manufacturing employs 12 million people nationwide, reports NAM.
“Voters need to understand which elected officials are pro-manufacturing and which ones are not,” Bauer said. “Clearly, we have six visionary leaders in our Congressional delegation for manufacturing jobs.”
For Further Information Contact:
Kurt R. Bauer, (608) 258-3400