U.S. Paper, Wood Products Manufacturers Applaud Wicker Amendment to Release Truck Weights Study

Mar 26, 2015

Contact: Jessica McFaul / Chuck Fuqua
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman today issued the following statement supporting an amendment filed by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to the budget this week in the Senate that would require U.S. Department of Transportation to submit its delinquent report on the Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study by April 30, which was due to Congress last November.

“We applaud Sen. Wicker for taking this action to ensure that lawmakers have the information to make policy decisions during the upcoming debate on the highway bill.”

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.