Alliance for American Manufacturing Statement on Introduction of House ‘Make it in America’ Agenda
House Democratic leaders unveiled a series of proposals today that are intended to form the basis of a legislative 'Make it in America' agenda.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) salutes this effort and believes the U.S. industrial sector is in dire need of attention from both parties in Washington.
Said AAM Executive Director Scott Paul: “We are pleased to see Members of the House of Representatives considering a broad array of policies to boost manufacturing output and employment. Doing so is critical to having a strong economy, and is in the interest of our national security.
“Ending China’s practice of undervaluing its currency is the single most important action Congress can take to create jobs and reduce our trade and budget deficits. H.R.639, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, has well over 100 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle, and passed overwhelmingly in the last Congress.
“We look forward to working with Members on both sides of the aisle who are committed to strengthening American manufacturing. Together, we can keep it made in America.”
In 2010, AAM commissioned a poll that found Americans across the political spectrum want action to boost America's manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.
AAM has previously released a plan that offers key suggestions for a national manufacturing strategy.