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EIA HOLDS NAFTA ADVOCACY DAY

 WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Industries Association (EIA) today sponsored a major industry information blitz on Capitol Hill in an effort to emphasize to key members of Congress the importance of passing the NAFTA agreement. The association's event brought a number of senior U.S. electronics executives to visit select members of the House and Senate to discuss the importance of NAFTA to their employees, the electronics industry and the American economy as a whole.
 EIA's "NAFTA Day" began at the association's headquarters with a briefing from President Clinton's NAFTA Chief Bill Daley. Following the White House update, industry executives visited their constituent members of Congress and senators on Capitol Hill.
 A special luncheon featured a roundtable discussion on the politics of NAFTA with a bipartisan contingent of senators and House members, keynoted by Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.). Other attendees included Sens. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Larry Pressler (R-S.D.), Hank Brown (R-Colo.), and Reps. Dave McCurdy (D-Okla.), Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Sam Coppersmith (D-Ariz.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), John Tanner (D-Tenn.), and Phil Crane (R-Ill.).
 In discussing the NAFTA Day activities, EIA President Peter F. McCloskey said: "Passage of NAFTA is critical for the continued growth of U.S. electronics exports. That's why we are totally committed to this initiative which, we believe, will not only benefit our industry, but our Mexican and Canadian trading partners as well."
 For more than 69 years, the Electronic Industries Association has been the national trade organization representing the U.S. electronics manufacturers. Committed to the competitiveness of the American producer, EIA represents the entire spectrum of companies involved in the manufacture of electronic components, parts, systems and equipment for communications, industrial, government and consumer uses.
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 /CONTACT: Mark V. Rosenker, vice president, public affairs, of the Electronic Industries Association, 202-457-4980/


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