(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today urged the U.S. Senate to pass a comprehensive tax reform bill this week for businesses and consumers.
“Our industry, the largest sector of American manufacturing jobs, calls on the Senate to quickly pass tax reform legislation,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of GMA. “Tax reform is necessary to improve the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers who make our food, beverage, personal care, and household products, and to increase the purchasing power of middle class consumers. Senate passage is essential to the adoption of the most significant tax reform effort in 30 years.”
Following Senate action, discussions to find a compromise bill will be held in conjunction with the House of Representatives, which passed its own tax reform bill on November 16th.
The food, beverage and consumer products industry plays a unique role in America as the single largest U.S. manufacturing sector, with 2.1 million jobs in 30,000 communities across the country. The industry is a critical driver of the economy and touches the lives of every American family every day.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer products companies and associated partners. The U.S. food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry plays a unique role as the single largest U.S. manufacturing employment sector, with 2.1 million jobs in 30,000 communities across the country that deliver products vital to the wellbeing of people in our nation and around world. Founded in 1908, GMA has a primary focus on product safety, science-based public policies and industry initiatives that seek to empower people with the tools and information they need to make informed choices and lead healthier lives. For more information, visit gmaonline.org.