Support for Kigali

“Ratification of the Kigali Amendment will ensure a smooth transition to the next generation technology and will put America in a strong position to continue supplying products that will be in high demand in a global market. Giving our companies advantages over their competitors help America stay the world-wide leader in this industry.”

Curtis M. Loftis, Jr., Treasurer, State of South Carolina

“I’ve been pleased to see that President Trump is making great progress towards many of the goals he spoke about way back before the Caucuses here in Iowa. One goal he’s had since before his election has been to reignite our domestic manufacturing industry. I believe President Trump putting his support behind the Kigali Amendment would be a big win for U.S. manufacturing.”

Janelle Lutgen, Chair of the Jackson County Republican Party (Iowa) 

“In today’s global economy, it is important that federal trade agreements are updated to allow new technologies that improve the environment and allows US businesses to better compete in the world market to create more jobs. I believe that the Kigali Amendment will help accomplish these goals.”

Tom Sands, President and CEO of the Iowa Taxpayers Association

“We must re-innovate our products, our manufacturing, our own entrepreneur skills from within America.  We have great citizens with fabulous skills unable to get their products out because of cheap throw away products we sell here from other countries. The Kigali Amendment is just the kind of America First trade policy America needs to help achieve the President’s vision. America is getting back on track with the election of President Donald J. Trump.”

Mary Donnelly, Concord, New Hampshire, Trump campaign volunteer

“My name is Mark Bedenik, and I am a proud member of the UAW.  American workers need to come first.  Ohio has lost enough jobs – let’s pass Kigali and put Ohioans to work.”

Mark Bedenik, Conservative Grassroots Activist, Medina, Ohio

“I support President Trump’s economic agenda and his focus on putting American workers first, and I think Kigali is a good deal because it will create more good-paying manufacturing jobs here, and it will hold China accountable.”

Kurt R. Bauer, President & CEO, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

“I have worked in the HVAC&R industry for 15 years and have seen many changes to our industry. I support the Kigali Amendment and I stand with president Trump on holding China accountable and creating good paying jobs right here in the United States of America. Our country is currently in desperate need of skilled labor and the Kigali Amendment will help to grow those skilled labor needs right here in the United States.”

Jason Lacey, Executive Vice President, Local 4501, CWA, Columbus, Ohio

“America has always been the worldwide leader in AC. As the owner of a heating and air conditioning installation company in Pennsylvania, I support Kigali because it makes sure the USA continues to lead the way.“

Pat Kelly, Kelly Air Conditioning & Heating, Philadelphia, PA

“I’ve been working with Republican causes and candidates for quite awhile and one thing that has always stuck out about President Trump is his insistence on building up American manufacturing. I believe supporting the Kigali Amendment would be a great way for him to help achieve this goal.” 

Jon McAvoy, Adel, Iowa

  • Executive Committee Member and Former Treasurer of the Dallas County GOP
  • Former member of the Adel City Council

“I’m a long time supporter of President Trump and I can say he has always made it clear that he wants to increase the amount of manufacturing jobs in America. Supporting the ratification of the Kigali Amendment would continue the President’s record of encouraging new jobs in the manufacturing industry.“

Jeanita McNulty, Blue Grass, Iowa

  • Past President of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women
  • Chair of the National Federation of Republican Women Armed Services Committee

“As a conservative and school counselor who supports an increase in STEM and manufacturing jobs, I think supporting the Kigali amendment would be a great move for President Trump. It has the potential to create a lot of great manufacturing jobs.”

Naomi Corrie, Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Former Co-Chair of the Pottawattamie County GOP
  • Former Chair of the Iowa GOP Third Congressional District Executive Committee 
  • Longtime GOP activist and volunteer in Iowa

“Senate ratification of the Kigali amendment will build on the success of deregulation and tax reform and help ensure the economy continues to grow at strong levels.  This agreement has our support because it will ensure that U.S. manufacturers are able to thrive in the global economy and create more wealth and jobs in America.”

Americans for Tax Reform
The American Council for Capital Formation

In a letter sent to President Trump on June 20th, 2018

“The failure to ratify this amendment could transfer our American advantage to other countries, including China, which have been dumping outdated products into the global marketplace and our backyard.  We urge you to send this amendment to the Senate for its consideration.”

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senator John Boozman (R-AR)

In a letter sent to President Trump on June 4th, 2018

“U.S. companies have already invested billions of dollars in research to develop and produce new technologies, and ratification of the Kigali Amendment will help ensure that American firms and workers will supply the world with these important products.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Joe Johnson, Executive Director, Federal Regulatory Process Review and Analysis

“President Donald Trump loves to see American industry win. It’s one of the main reasons I backed him so proudly during the primary. By sending the Kigali Amendment to the Senate for ratification, our President can create American jobs and protect American workers and consumers.”

Paul Nagy, East Andover, New Hampshire
Prominent Activist for Conservative Candidates and Causes

“Maybe not even one American in 100 could tell you what the Kigali amendment means, but it’s a smart trade proposal that will lead to more American manufacturing jobs, and less cheating by China. I’m all for it and I hope our leaders in Washington, like President Trump, are all for it too.”

Michigan State Senator Joe Hune (R –  Hamburg Township)

“I support President Trump and his unwavering commitment to putting American workers first. Adoption of the Kigali amendment will help continue our nation’s leadership in the heating and air industry while creating jobs here in South Carolina and nation-wide.”

South Carolina State Representative Chip Huggins (R – Columbia)

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US Chamber of Commerce
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