AEM Supports Nomination of Raimondo to Commerce Secretary
Washington, D.C. — Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) supporting the confirmation of the Honorable Gina Raimondo to serve as U.S. Secretary of Commerce:
“Governor Raimondo’s distinguished career as the 75th Governor of Rhode Island, successful businesswoman, and strong advocate for government-industry collaboration will serve her well as she the leads the Department of Commerce during America’s economic recovery,” the letter reads. “As a strong supporter of the manufacturing sector, she understands the policies that will improve equipment manufacturers’ competitiveness and ability to reach new customers abroad to create more American jobs and greater prosperity for our nation. We are confident that Governor Raimondo will provide the leadership needed to grow the economy, strengthen our industry, and improve the lives of all Americans.”
Read the letter here.
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. To learn more about the economic contribution of U.S. equipment manufacturers, visit www.aem.org/impact.
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 supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.