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Rep. Scott DesJarlais Honored with Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

Nation’s Largest Industrial Trade Association Names Tennessee Congressman Champion of Manufacturing

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 115th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States.

    “In Tennessee and across America, manufacturers are creating jobs, investing in communities and raising wages. That’s a direct result of Rep. DesJarlais' 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. DesJarlais, who understand manufacturing’s critical contributions to our economy and are working actively to advance the manufacturing agenda.”

    Key votes included in the Voting Record are selected by small, medium and large manufacturing executives who serve on the NAM’s Key Vote Advisory Committee. 

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. 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. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit