Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and chairman of the board of The Manufacturing Institute, discussed infrastructure on Fox Business.
“Three things that are most important to manufacturers are taxes, regulation and infrastructure,” he said. “Taxes, we took care of that last year. Regulations are being dealt with right now. We’re in the middle of that process. Infrastructure is the next big thing. And Democrats and Republicans alike have talked about the need to improve our crumbling infrastructure for decades. Now’s the time to act on it.
“I think that everything should be on the table,” he said. “There’s has been a long-standing discussion about whether to raise the gas tax or not raise the gas tax. To manufacturers that is just one possible solution …There is a ton of different things that can be considered to pay for what we have called for in our ‘Building to Win’ proposal … I think we can do that in a very logical, bipartisan way. And I think now’s the time for to us really focus on that because it really is impacting our ability to compete and succeed in the world economy.”