WASHINGTON –  The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded Congressman Rice the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 115th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States.

“In 2016 President Obama and Democrats said that manufacturing jobs were never coming back, but after implementing common sense regulatory policy and pro-growth tax reform, we are in the midst of a manufacturing resurgence" said Congressman Rice. "I will continue to work with the Administration on policies that support manufacturing jobs and create new opportunities across all sectors of our economy.”

“In South Carolina and across America, manufacturers are creating jobs, investing in communities and raising wages. That’s a direct result of Representative Rice’s support for policies that have strengthened manufacturing and created opportunities for America’s manufacturing workers,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Representative Rice who understand manufacturing’s critical contributions to our economy and are working actively to advance the manufacturing agenda.”