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 recently released bipartisan Senate bill on border security and aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

Eric Hoplin, President & CEO of NAW released the following statement:

“NAW commends the inclusion of urgently needed border security and immigration reforms in the Senate’s bipartisan emergency funding proposal. This marks an important first step in addressing the severity of the growing crisis at the southern border. We believe that comprehensive reforms, coupled with continued support for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, are essential to ensuring America’s security and economic well-being.

While NAW advocates for clear legal immigration pathways to add needed workers to help support our economy, Congress must address border security immediately. We encourage leaders from both parties to build on this momentum to find solutions that address these complex challenges.”

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.