November 28, 2018
The Nov. 6 midterm elections saw changes at both the federal and state levels:
- Republicans maintained control of the Senate and welcomes seven new members;
- Democrats retook the House majority with at least 80 new members;
- Republicans continue to dominate state gubernatorial races and state legislatures, although Democrats won in numerous states.
Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), shared the organization’s perspective following the results of this month’s midterm elections.
“The manufacturing agenda is a post-partisan agenda, which is why candidates of all backgrounds touted their support for so many of our priorities on the campaign trail. Voters of all parties and of no party want to see a thriving manufacturing industry that supports high-paying jobs for American workers. We will work with anyone who wants to advance that goal.
“We are living in a time of record optimism among manufacturers. That is in large part due to the significant progress we’ve made over the last two years to empower manufacturers with game-changing policy reforms. We will continue that progress with the new Congress. From infrastructure investment to regulatory relief, workforce development to trade policy, there’s plenty to be done, and we know it can be done with support from across the political spectrum.
“Manufacturers will continue to use our unique platform to bring Congress together around the manufacturing agenda and to reunite our country around those four foundational principles that make our nation exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.”