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WASHINGTON, D.C – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – Wisconsin’s Chamber of Commerce — announced today it has joined the Let America Lead coalition as its newest member. The coalition of local, state and national level, manufacturers and businesses, and working Americans are working in Wisconsin and across the country to demonstrate to President Trump why support for the Kigali Amendment is a win for American workers and urge him to send it to the U.S. Senate for ratification. Current members include the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Chemistry Council and the American Council for Capital Formation.
“Adopting the Kigali Amendment just make sense and is aligned with the Trump Administration’s overall economic agenda to expand U.S.-based manufacturing,” said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC president/CEO. “WMC agrees with that agenda and urges the Administration to support the Kigali Amendment.”
“President Trump’s record demonstrates his commitment to making leadership decisions based on their ability to deliver for American workers and American families. Our nation’s manufacturers – large and small – serve as the foundation of our nation’s strength and will see positive benefits from the Kigali Amendment,” said George David Banks, President Trump’s former adviser on international energy and environment policy who is serving as a Senior Advisor to Let America Lead. “Establishing a platform for conservative voices, working Americans and members of the manufacturing community to demonstrate support for this international trade agreement will help President Trump hear from people he values most why it is such a powerful opportunity to level the playing field for America.”
The announcement follows a recent series of public statements of support for Kigali Amendment ratification. In May, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute and the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy released a new economic study conducted by Inforum and JBS Consulting. The study demonstrates the job creation and economic growth benefits of ratification, including the creation of 33,000 manufacturing jobs and 117,000 indirect jobs by 2027. It will also increase manufacturing exports by $5 billion while reducing imports by nearly $7 billion to improve the balance of trade.
Let America Lead stands for the rights of American businesses to innovate and sell in global markets the products made possible by their research and development here at home. Doing so will create good-paying American jobs, positively impact our domestic economy and benefit the environment. For more information, visit www.LetAmericaLead.com.