This past week, I led House Democrats in unveiling our “Make It In America” agenda for the 112th Congress, a plan to create jobs and restore the competitiveness of our domestic manufacturing industry by creating an environment that encourages companies to invest in job creation and innovation here in the U.S. This effort builds on House Democrats’ actions to create jobs and continue growing the economy and focuses on investing in key priorities while cutting wasteful spending. I hope that the Make It In America agenda will become a priority of the 112th Congress.
Throughout the past several months, I have visited with the owners and employees and toured several manufacturing facilities located in the Fifth District, including: JEM Engineering, A.D.J. Sheet Metal, Capital Plastics Company, Techno Sciences, Stromberg Sheet Metal Works, Stone Industrial, and ProtoCAD Corporation. I also recently hosted a roundtable discussion with representatives of several other local manufacturers. Meeting with these representatives and employees, I saw firsthand their desire to compete in the global economy and I am committed to ensuring that they have the resources and support to do so. I look forward to continuing to hold these types of meetings and visits with Fifth District manufacturers in the weeks and months ahead.
For more information on the Make It In America agenda, click here.
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