House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Energy and Commerce Committee passed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, an important part of House Democrats' Make It In America plan, with a bipartisan vote:
"Rep. Lipinski's bill, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, would bring government, business, and labor stakeholders together to formulate a comprehensive national strategy to attract manufacturing businesses to our shores, help them compete overseas, and encourage them to expand and create well-paying jobs here in our communities. Manufacturing has helped lead our recovery, and America continues to be the world's leading manufacturer. If we want to build on that trend and remain the global leader in manufacturing, we need a comprehensive strategy like the one this bill would authorize. I commend the House Energy and Commerce Committee for agreeing today to advance this bill to the full House with bipartisan support.
"This bill is an important component of House Democrats' Make It In America plan to create jobs and strengthen our economy by investing strategically in our manufacturing sector. I hope the House Republican leadership will bring Rep. Lipinski's bill to the Floor for a vote quickly, and I call on them to work with Democrats to advance additional Make It In America legislation that will help get more of our people back to work."