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TAM Receives Chairman's Award for Association's Work to Renew Ex-Im Bank

The Texas Association of Manufacturers was honored to receive the Chairman's Award for our efforts to urge Congress to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank, our nation’s export credit agency that finances exports of American-made products.

All major exporting countries have a similar credit agency and Ex-Im Bank is a must-have economic tool for exporters in the United States to compete globally. Last year, Congress voted overwhelmingly to renew the Ex-Im Bank, continuing an 80-year history of broad Congressional support for this critical economic tool. Read more.

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TAM Top 10 Policy Priorities

  • The "TAM Top Ten” details the association’s policy priorities for the 2016 interim and the 85th Legislature in 2017.
  • 1. Mitigate Major Electricity Rate Hikes
  • 2. Maintain Competitive Pro-Growth Jobs and Tax Wealth Policies
  • 3. Oppose Property Tax Value Shifts to Industry
  • 4. Equality in Business Taxation
  • 5. Business Inventory Tax Reform
  • 6. Career & College Education Reform Implementation
  • 7. Water Supply and Conservation
  • 8. Competitive Truck Weight Reform
  • 9. Pro-Growth Policy for Aerospace Jobs
  • 10. Austin Energy’s Non-Competitive Industrial Electricity Rates
  • For details of each, please visit our Resources page.

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