The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), representing the 8.2 trillion-dollar wholesale distribution industry and 6 million American workers, expressed strong support for the bipartisan agreement reached by congressional leaders and signed into law today by President Biden to avert a government shutdown and maintain funding through March.

“This bipartisan deal safeguards vital services and underscores the need for continued cooperation,” said Eric Hoplin, CEO of NAW. “Predictability is key for businesses, so we urge Congress to continue to work across the aisle to build on this momentum and enact policies that foster a thriving economy for all.”

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW comprises national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all distribution sectors. Our industry employs more than 6 million workers throughout the United States, accounting for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. 35,000 wholesale distribution companies operate in nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states.