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WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman praised House and Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report and issued the following statement:
“We applaud the House and Senate for passage of tax reform legislation that brings America and its paper and wood products industry another step closer to robust job creation, economic growth and competitiveness. With more than 900,000 employees in rural and urban communities across 45 states, we are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation with an ability to thrive with pro-growth tax policy in place. We look forward to the President’s signature on this monumental legislation.”
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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.