DES MOINES, Iowa — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on Monday honored Senator Chuck Grassley with its Award for Manufacturing and Legislative Excellence during a presentation hosted by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.
The award is presented to Congress members who vote in the best interest of the manufacturing economy at least 70 percent of the time on Key Manufacturing votes designated by a special committee of NAM member companies. Senator Grassley had a 95 percent voting record.
The Key Manufacturing Votes for the 109th Congress included domestic energy supply, legal reform, free trade agreements and tax policy, among others.
“On behalf of all manufacturers and their employees in Iowa, I offer Senator Grassley our deep gratitude for his commitment to us and to our nation’s manufacturing sector as a whole,” Kendig Kneen, CEO of Al-jon Inc., said during the presentation.
“Grassley’s voting record demonstrates both his understanding of manufacturing’s critical role in the overall strength of our economy and a willingness to do what is necessary to boost competitiveness, job creation and prosperity for the working people of Iowa,” added Kirk Tyler, President of Atlantic Bottling Co. and Chair of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.
For more information on voting records and details about the Key Manufacturing Votes, click here.