As part of his continuing efforts to bring good manufacturing jobs back to Ohio, Congressman Zack Space (OH-18) today supported a series of bills that will encourage companies to locate manufacturing jobs in the United States. Since the passage of NAFTA, manufacturing states like Ohio have lost tens of thousands of jobs outsourced to other countries.
"This is a huge step toward rebuilding Ohio's economy," said Space, who was ranked one of the most moderate members of Congress by the nonpartisan National Journal. "Ohio has lost far too many manufacturing jobs because of trade deals like NAFTA. The bills we considered today will begin to reverse those disastrous decisions and help restore America to its place as the world's industrial leader."
The "Make It In America" agenda will establish a National Manufacturing Strategy, help American companies compete in green energy industries, and tackle our trade deficit.
The bills approved by the House today include the National Manufacturing Strategy Act, the Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act, and the End the Trade Deficit Act. All three pieces of legislation work to advance American manufacturing -- a sector badly in need of revitalization.
"Ohioans are the hardest workers in the world, and there is absolutely no reason why we can't make anything in America," Space continued.
Congressman Space has represented Ohio's 18th Congressional District since 2007. He has been working to restore integrity to the office, and to create the conditions to bring new industry and jobs to Ohio. Recently, Congressman Space launched FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO, the second phase of his plan to provide long-term economic growth in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.
More information on FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO is available at http://space.house.gov/RENEW.