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September 27, 2021


ECIA Alert: Special Briefing on NAM Campaign Against Tax Increases

Atlanta - This Friday, October 1, at noon ET, ECIA will host a webinar with special NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) guests Michael O’Brien, AVP  Advocacy, and Christopher Netram, VP Tax and Domestic Policy, to explore the impact of proposed corporate tax increases on U.S. manufacturers, provide tax policy perspective, as well as engagement opportunities for our member companies. The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is considering legislation to increase taxes by approximately $2 trillion over the next decade as part of the Build Back Better Act (the budget reconciliation bill). The bill will negatively impact manufacturers across the U.S in every industry sector. The NAM has formally opposed this legislation and released a statement found here.

NAM is asking its association partners to join their campaign against the legislation. To that end, ECIA has hastened to schedule a Special Briefing webinar to explain the details of the legislation and why NAM believes it is the wrong approach, actually discouraging the renewal of manufacturing in the U.S.

In its statement, National Association of Manufacturers Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse said, “There’s no getting past the fact that this tax plan adds up to fewer jobs for American workers. Building a strong economy takes more than wishful thinking; it requires a competitive business environment. Manufacturers are committed to rebuilding our economy and sustaining our recovery—even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases. If lawmakers share that commitment, then they would rethink tax proposals like this."

"This webinar will bring NAM's expertise directly to ECIA members to unpack this important issue," added David Loftus, ECIA President and CEO. "Our NAM guests have been walking the floors of the Capitol as this legislation was developing and have the most up to date knowledge about what the impact will be. I highly encourage all our members to spread the word and encourage their colleagues to attend this Special Briefing to learn what can be done to stop this 'recovery-stunting' legislation."

Register for the webinar here.

About ECIA
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.