U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) received the coveted “Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award” award from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for his support of legislation critical to American manufacturers. Rep. Royce’s voting record in the current session of Congress has a 96% rating from NAM, one of the highest ratings of any Member of Congress from California.
“Southern California’s status as a leader in aerospace, aviation, and high-tech manufacturing is threatened by an avalanche of regulations from lawmakers that raises the costs of making products here at home,” said Rep. Royce. “As a former small businessman, I’ll continue to be part of the solution, and not the problem, when it comes to protecting manufacturing jobs in our community.”
“Manufacturers in California and throughout the United States are leading an innovation revolution, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “However, manufacturers are often disproportionately and adversely impacted by decisions made by policy and lawmakers. The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Rep. Royce who understands what is at stake and seek to implement policies that will energize the manufacturing economy.”
The “Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award” recognizes members of Congress for their support of manufacturers’ public policy priorities, including tax relief for research and development operations and supporting tort reform. Lawmakers who voted with manufacturers on key issues 70 percent or more of the time during the 114th Congress earned the award.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation’s largest trade association and the voice of the manufacturing economy and its over 12 million workers spanning every industrial sector across all 50 states. It promotes policies that enable manufacturers in the United States to create jobs, compete in the global economy and improve living standards for the millions of those employed by the manufacturing sector. California alone is home to more than 30,000 manufacturers.