June 16, 2017 3:45 PM, EDT

Pence, Ryan to Keynote Manufacturers’ Summit

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Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at the National Association of Manufacturers annual summit in Washington on June 20-21.

NAM has been among the stakeholders calling on lawmakers to approve a long-term funding fix for infrastructure projects. As Congress considers an overhaul of the U.S. tax code, the freight and manufacturing sectors continue to urge policymakers to advance a sustainable plan to pay for big-ticket projects.

In March, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and other group members visited with President Donald Trump at the White House.

“My administration is working every day to make it easier for manufacturers to build, hire and grow in America. We're removing job-killing regulations and lifting the burdens on American industry like I would say have never been lifted before. We've done a lot of work over the last 60, 70 days, and I think you're seeing some real production,” Trump told the group at the time.

“We appreciate your commitment to investment in job creation and manufacturing. And we're going to deliver,” Timmons told Trump.

The annual summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington.