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WASHINGTON - American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding House Ways and Means Committee passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
“The House Ways and Means Committee deserves much thanks for passing historic tax reform legislation that recognizes our industry’s need for tax policies that support our ability to expand and create American manufacturing jobs. As one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, we urge policy makers to stay focused on repairing the tax system that our manufacturers and others have long outgrown.”
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.