August has just begun and after completing a deal on raising the debt ceiling Congress has officially left town for the next five weeks. However, our work is not finished.

After leading the economic recovery we’ve seen a lot of evidence over the past few weeks that the recovery is stalling and manufacturing growth is slowing. Manufacturers still need policies from Washington that will help us create jobs.

We ask you to join our August recess campaign to tell Congress that Manufacturing Means Jobs! So please visit to join the campaign and find more information on how you can get involved.

Congress left town without addressing the pending free trade agreements, overregulation and tax policy, which just leads to more uncertainty for manufacturers. Please click here ( to tell Congress that these important issues that will have a deep impact on manufacturers, jobs and our nation’s economy.

Ned Monroe is senior vice president of External Relations.