Yesterday, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report, Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, which offered a series of recommendations to revitalize and transform American manufacturing by enabling innovation, securing the talent pipeline, and improving the business climate for U.S. industry.
Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) said, "I welcome PCAST's report on advanced manufacturing and praise the recommendations put forward by this distinguished group of experts. This report highlights the critical role of the federal government in revitalizing manufacturing in the United States and clearly outlines the steps necessary to improve the competitiveness of American manufacturers."
"Just last week, I introduced H.R. 6081, the Advancing Innovative Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2012, to accelerate research, development, innovation, and education in advanced manufacturing. H.R. 6081 addresses a number of the recommendations included in the PCAST report and will help to ensure our common goal of making sure the U.S. manufacturing sector is the most sophisticated and innovative in the world. American manufacturing is a cornerstone of our economy -- it creates jobs, increases our national security, and promotes innovation across the private industry. We need to do all that we can to support the competitiveness of American manufacturers and the enactment of H.R. 6081 and the recommendations of PCAST would go a long way to achieving that goal," added Ranking Member Johnson.