The United States should be a country that makes things. Massachusetts already has a solid manufacturing base, and combined with our advantage in innovation and research, I believe the Commonwealth is well-positioned to lead the country.
Manufacturers and businesses succeed when they have the basic building blocks to be competitive. To help our businesses, and especially our manufacturers succeed, we must ensure:
- an educated, highly skilled workforce
- investment in the research that will create future breakthroughs
- affordable and reliable energy sources to power facilities
- a tax and regulatory environment that supports research and development
- efficient roads, bridges, and port infrastructure to get goods to market
As a Senator, I'll work hard to ensure that we make things here in Massachusetts and that we lead the country in bringing manufacturing back to America. We need to stop providing tax incentives that send jobs and manufacturing overseas, and when possible, the federal government should buy American when it invests in public infrastructure and construction projects.