AEM Supports Selection of Rep. Glenn Thompson as next House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member
“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. Representative Glenn “G.T” Thompson (R-Pa.) to be the next ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chair:
“The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) congratulates Representative Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-Pa.) on his selection to be the next ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. AEM has worked closely with Representative Thompson over the years and greatly values and appreciates his recognition that equipment manufacturers depend on a strong and vibrant rural America to make the equipment that builds, powers, and feeds the world. Rural communities are home to a majority of the 2.8 million men and women working in the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry. That is why AEM is a strong proponent of policies that provide a vital safety net for farmers and ranchers to help strengthen the agricultural economy, and we look forward to working with Representative Thompson 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 supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.