The following release is courtesy of Manufacture Alabama:
MONTGOMERY—Leaders of Birmingham’s iron and steel industry and members of Manufacture Alabama joined together to support Rep. Paul DeMarco (R-Homewood) in his campaign for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District. Their support consisted of a fundraising luncheon at the U.S. Steel offices in Hoover on April 4.
“Rep. DeMarco has been a leader and an advocate for manufacturing since being elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2005,” said George Clark, Manufacture Alabama’s president.
“Rep. DeMarco was the House sponsor of the Metal Coil Securement Act that made Alabama’s roads safer.”
DeMarco welcomed the support of the members of Manufacture Alabama, saying: “The companies and people that make up Manufacture Alabama keep this state working. These companies and their workers deserve a federal government that does not strangle companies with punitive regulations. We must fight for conservative, common-sense support in Washington for Alabama manufacturers and their employees.”
DeMarco has sponsored many bills to assist manufacturers and taxpayers, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The act establishes a separate tax judiciary known as the Tax Appeals Commission, removing the existing Administrative Law Judge from the Department of Revenue. Gov. Robert Bentley signed this bill into law March 4, 2014.
DeMarco currently serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, co-chair of the Jefferson County Delegation and is on the Joint Oversight Committee for the Alabama Homeland Security Agency.
DeMarco is seeking the Republican nomination for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District. The seat is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL6). The primary takes place Tuesday, June 3.
Manufacture Alabama is Alabama’s only trade association in the state dedicated exclusively to the competitive, legislative, regulatory and operational interests and needs of manufacturers and their partner industries and businesses.