Jim Jones, vice president, Dixie Industrial Finishing Co., presented the NAM Award to Sen. Isakson. “Senator Isakson has spent more than 30 years serving his fellow Georgians with a common-sense and result-oriented approach to business,” Jones said. “We are fortunate to have Sen. Isakson in Washington advocating policies that will allow us to grow, create domestic manufacturing jobs, expand internationally, and stay ahead of the global competition.”
NAM president John Engler concurred. “Sen. Isakson has demonstrated a true understanding of manufacturing’s key role in the strength of the American economy and has acted to maintain and create manufacturing jobs.”
The NAM Award is given to members of the House and Senate who support key manufacturing votes 70% or more of the time, as determined by an advisory committee composed of NAM members from small and large manufacturers.
Sen. Isakson’s NAM voting record was an exemplary 100% in the 110th Congress. He was one of 43 senators and 181 representatives who earned the NAM Award. Members of Congress are notified in advance when an upcoming vote has been designated a “key vote” by the NAM. “The NAM Award is a non-partisan indicator to help manufacturers and their employees sort out the true allies of manufacturing based on their votes on key issues that affect the manufacturing economy,” Engler noted.
Voting records for members of Congress, including those who scored 70% or better to earn the NAM Award, are available at the NAM website.