Congressman Denny Heck declared his support today for the "Make It In America' plan, a package of bills aimed at creating good jobs by boosting high-tech American manufacturing. A press conference was held at the U.S. Capitol announcing the plan.
"It's time we made things in America again. In the past few weeks I've visited several high-tech manufacturers in the Puget Sound, such as FluxDrive in Sumner. There's potential for real growth in this sector, bringing good middle class jobs to our region. Moreover, studies have shown that each new manufacturing job creates up to four new jobs in other sectors of the economy. We need more manufacturers to grow and locate in the South Puget Sound," Heck stated.
The four key components of the "Make It In America' plan are:
-Adopt and pursue a national manufacturing strategy (Advancing Innovative Manufacturing Act, sponsored by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas; National Manufacturing Act, sponsored by Congressman Dan Lipinski of Illinois)
-Promote the export of U.S. goods (Customs Training Enhancement Act, sponsored by Congressman Dan Lipinski of Illinois; Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act, sponsored by Congresswoman Doris Matsui of California)
-Encourage manufacturers to bring jobs and innovation back to the U.S. (Market Development Cooperator Program Act, sponsored by Congressman Pete Gallego of Texas; Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act, sponsored by Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona)
-Train and secure a 21st century workforce (AMERICA WORKS Act, sponsored by Congressman Brad Schneider of Illinois; Job Skills for America's Students Act, sponsored by Congressman Mark Takano of California)