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AF&PA Response to Senate Finance Committee Tax Proposal to Set a Solid Foundation for Growth

Nov 09, 2017

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WASHINGTON - American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement as the Senate Finance Committee unveiled its framework for comprehensive tax reform:

“American jobs, paychecks and a higher standard of living for our workers are on the line, and there is no time to waste when it comes to enacting new tax policies focused on economic growth. We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation with ability to grow, create jobs and compete with a supportive tax framework in place. As the Senate Finance Committee begins its work, we look forward to the day the U.S. has a globally competitive corporate system and opportunities for investments to expand manufacturing for generations to come.”


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 or follow us on Twitter @Foresta