NAM Economist: Four Federal Actions Would Give U.S. Manufacturers More Certainty

In a recent editorial, Chad Moutray, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers, says federal policymakers can provide U.S. manufacturers more certainty by taking just a few key actions. He says Congress must first ratify the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement. Second, the administration should work to reach an “enforceable, rules-based, bilateral trade agreement” with China. Other steps include passing a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and addressing the skills gap in manufacturing by inspiring more people to join the industry. 10/9/2019