AEM Congratulates Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chair David Scott
“Equipment manufacturers depend on a strong and vibrant rural America to make the equipment that builds, powers, and feeds the world.”
Washington, D.C. – Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement on the selection of U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) to be the next U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chair:
“The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) congratulates Representative David Scott (D-Ga.) on his historic selection to be the next Chair of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Equipment manufacturers depend on a strong and vibrant rural America to make the equipment that builds, powers, and feeds the world. Rural communities are also home to a majority of the 2.8 million men and women working in the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry. That is why AEM has been a tireless advocate for policies that provide a vital safety net for farmers and ranchers and help strengthen the agricultural economy. Representative Scott understands the important connections between rural America and equipment manufacturing, and we look forward to working with him as the Committee tackles some of the most challenging issues of our time and begins work on a new farm bill.”
Equipment manufacturers support one in eight manufacturing jobs in America, and the 2.8 million men and women of our industry make the equipment that build, power, and feed the world and positively impact the lives of every American every day. Learn more about AEM’s policy priorities impacting rural America.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year.