Today, Congressman Sires joined House Democrats to promote their continued focus on job creation by reintroducing the Make it in America plan.
At today's press conference, House Democrats highlighted how the plan will revitalize American industry and innovation, create jobs, and grow our economy by making progress in four key areas: developing a national manufacturing strategy, increasing manufacturing exports, encouraging businesses to bring innovation and jobs back home, and investing in training and securing the skilled workforce needed to support manufacturing in the twenty-first century.
"Today we are putting forward concrete proposals that will reinvigorate our economy and help put more Americans back to work. The Make it in America initiative will create good American jobs by strengthening our manufacturing sector, bringing jobs back home where they are needed the most, and by giving our workforce the skills they need to compete in a global economy," said Congressman Sires. "Our proposals address Americans' top priority: creating jobs and growing the economy."
The Make it in America plan includes H.R. 974, the Multimodal Opportunities via Enhanced (MOVE) Freight Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Sires earlier this year. This important legislation would strengthen America's economy by creating a grant program to fund transportation infrastructure projects that help move goods to market more efficiently.
Since launching the initiative in the 111th Congress, ten Make It In America bills have been signed into law that encourage manufacturers to innovate, grow, keep and create good jobs here in the U.S. For more information, please visit: http://www.democraticwhip.gov/issues/make-it-america.