THURSDAY: Bipartisan Senators on Bringing Critical Manufacturing Back After COVID-19

By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Josh Rogin of the Washington Post and other leading experts also will take part in the online event.

One of the most painful lessons of the coronavirus pandemic is that the United States was unable to quickly ramp up production to make the things we needed during this terrible crisis. There are still shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), and now there’s new worries about things like thermometers, since more than half of the world’s supply is Made in China.

The good news is that there is an emerging consensus that the U.S. must bring critical manufacturing home. But how do we get the job done?

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is bringing together a bipartisan group of policymakers and leading experts to discuss just that during a special digital conference set for 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Hosted by Washington Post columnist and CNN political analyst Josh Rogin, the event will feature interviews with Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Others slated to take part include Roxanne Brown, international vice president at large of the United Steelworkers; Emily de la Bruyère from Horizon Advisory; Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations; and Drew Greenblatt of Marlin Steel Wire Products.

Click here to register for the event.

Be sure to take part in the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #AmericanMade!