Reconciliation Toolkit

How to Protect Manufacturers From Harmful Tax Changes

Reconciliation & Manufacturing  

Each year, the majority party in Congress can use a special rule – reconciliation – to group together and pass a small number of budget bills in the Senate with less votes than is typically required. This allows Congress to pass legislation quickly with a simple majority in the Senate.

But here’s the problem. The current budget reconciliation bill being considered by Congress includes increasing the tax rate on manufacturers and small businesses – changes that would decrease job creation, stall wage growth and limit investment made within communities.

The Negative Impact on Manufacturers:

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) most recent Manufacturers Outlook Survey, if Congress follows through on these changes included within reconciliation…

  • Nearly 94% of manufacturers said that higher taxes would be harmful to their businesses.
  • 91% of manufacturers will have trouble creating jobs and expanding
  • 90% of manufacturers will have trouble raising wages

Protecting Tax Reform for Manufacturers

The tax reforms passed in 2017 put manufacturers in a position of strength — driving historic numbers of new hires, rising wages, strong capital investment and the best production in years. 

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Additional Resources for Manufacturers

For member organizations and state partners of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the NAM has a dedicated team of staff ready to help your company or organization partner with Manufacturers United to advance our shared goals. If you have any questions, please contact the NAM Advocacy team at