- Last Updated on 07:54 AM 11/05/12
- BY Special to the Gazette
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) was honored last week with the National Association of Manufacturers Award For Legislative Excellence by Virginia manufacturers.
The award is given to lawmakers who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting policies that will encourage the prosperity of American manufacturing.
“Manufacturing has historically played an important role in Virginia’s 5th District, where we have had a long, proud history of manufacturing the finest goods that have been shipped across the world. Unfortunately, policies set forth in Washington over the past four years have only served to drown our manufacturers in over-regulation and higher taxes and cripple them with skyrocketing energy prices that drive good Virginia jobs overseas. It is my belief that we should work in Washington to do all that we can to make it easier for our manufacturers to hire and expand. I am proud to receive this recognition and look forward to continuing to build upon the House of Representatives’ record of reducing regulatory burdens on our manufacturers and keeping American jobs in America,” Hurt said after receiving the award.
John A. Luke Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Meadwestvaco, said, “We appreciate Congressman Hurt’s leadership on behalf of manufacturers in Virginia, and we were proud to give him the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence in recognition of his 97 percent voting record on the issues that matter most to companies like MWV.”