U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II was presented today with the "Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence" by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) -- the nation's largest industrial trade association. Southerland received the award in recognition of his strong voting record in the 113th Congress on issues critical to manufacturing in North and Northwest Florida and the United States.
"I am honored to receive this recognition from NAM because it reflects my unwavering commitment to building a stronger economy for hardworking families across North and Northwest Florida," said Southerland. "Whether it's introducing legislation to ensure manufacturing jobs stay right here in Florida's Second District or fighting to rein in Washington overregulation, my number one focus in Congress has been on job creation -- not inside the Beltway, but in communities across our district."
"Manufacturers in Florida and throughout the United States are making a comeback, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before," said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. "However, manufacturers are often disproportionately impacted by decisions made by policymakers in Washington. The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Rep. Steve Southerland who understand what is at stake and seek to implement policies that will foster innovation, growth and competitiveness."
Key Votes included in the Voting Record are selected by small, medium and large manufacturing executives who serve on the NAM's Key Vote Advisory Committee.