AF&PA Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dec 02, 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 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“Paper and wood products manufacturers represent one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation and applaud the Senate's advancement of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the next stage of the legislative process. American manufacturing jobs and the economic growth they provide are essential for our nation’s future.  We encourage the House, Senate conference to quickly produce meaningful tax reform legislation that supports both. The sooner tax rates are globally competitive and provide opportunity for investment, the better for all Americans across the nation.”

 

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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