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WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman urged Congress to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report. She issued the following statement after the legislation was filed on Capitol Hill:
“We commend Congressional leaders and the Administration for the hard work and dedication needed to produce the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report. As one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, the paper and wood products industry is eager to help create jobs, grow the economy and effectively compete with the support of pro-growth tax solutions. We urge members of Congress to pass the bill and send it to the President’s desk.”
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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.