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Blog: Support for US Manufacturing Jobs

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Location: Washington, DC

Yesterday, I voted for important legislation to support thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs. H.R. 4380, the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010, contains hundreds of tariff suspensions and reductions that will help American companies manufacture and sell goods to continue growing and supporting American jobs. The bill received overwhelming bi-partisan support and is pending Senate action.

Commonly referred to as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), this legislation is estimated to support tens of thousands of American jobs. These reductions and suspensions of import duties lower costs for materials American businesses use in production and thereby increase the competitiveness of our products. Provisions included in the legislation undergo an extremely thorough vetting process to ensure the benefits do not come at the expense of domestic manufacturers.

For more information about H.R. 4380, click this link.


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