AF&PA Thanks Senate Finance Committee for Passing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Nov 17, 2017

CONTACT: Barbara Riley/Chuck Fuqua
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org


WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding Senate Finance Committee passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“The paper and wood products industry thanks the Senate Finance Committee for recognizing the need for tax solutions that support American manufacturing. With 900,000 employees in rural and urban communities across 45 states, we are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation and urge the full Senate to follow the committee’s lead. When tax rates are globally competitive and provide opportunity for investment, all businesses are better equipped to expand and create jobs for decades to come.”    

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue 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 four 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 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper