Congressman Tim Murphy R-Upper St. Clair, will receive the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award Wednesday during a visit to Bayer Material Sciences headquarters in Robinson Township.
The National Association of Manufacturers selected Murphy for this award based on his work supporting a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda and his efforts to maintain U.S. leadership in the world economy.
In the 112th Congress, Murphy introduced several major legislative items focused on revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing sector and growing high quality, well-paying jobs for American workers.
His bipartisan Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act would develop domestic energy resources and invest new federal revenues toward rebuilding roads, bridges, highways, locks and dams. His bill served as the basis for the House energy and transportation bill.
Using his clout as chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Murphy led efforts to stop the dumping of government-subsidized steel from Russia and China.
He also successfully worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to force the Pentagon to follow the law and acquire for planes and tanks steel armor plate that is made and melted in America.