National Association of Manufacturers gives award to Iowa senators, congressmen

September 29, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) member-led Key Vote Advisory Committee (KVAC) has officially completed its key vote selection process and established the votes used to determine the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, and both Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst received this recognition. Iowa’s congressmen Rep. Rod Blum, Rep. Steve King and Rep. David Young were also recognized.

The NAM Award is given to those members of the U.S. House and Senate who have earned a 70 percent or higher rating on key manufacturing votes as recorded in the 2015-2016 114th Congress Voting Record. This award is not a political endorsement, but rather an opportunity for manufacturers to positively recognize those legislators who consistently support the manufacturing agenda. The full list of those recognized by NAM is here. To view how your member of Congress voted on manufacturing issues, visit

NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.