Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's legislation, the Advancing Innovative Manufacturing Act of 2012 ("AIM Act"), was selected by House Leadership as part of the Make It In America agenda. The Make It In America plan supports job creation by encouraging businesses to make products and innovate in the US and sell it to the world. The AIM Act would help accelerate research, development, and innovation in advanced manufacturing and improve the competitiveness of American manufacturers.
"If we want the U.S. to hold on to its manufacturing edge, then we need to maintain the capacity to manufacture new and innovative products here at home. The key to maintaining this capacity is through strategic investments in advanced manufacturing research, development, and education," stated Congresswoman Johnson.
"The AIM Act, which I introduced earlier this month along with my Democratic colleagues on the Science Committee, makes the investments necessary to spur innovation and increase the competitiveness of American manufacturers."
With millions of Americans out of work, keyDemocratic lawmakers came together to emphasize the importance of bringing more attention to job creation in America. Republican leaders have so far resisted most of the Democrats' job-creation proposals.