Make it in America (Rep. Steny Hoyer)

We have a chance to change that — to emerge from these hard times as a stronger, more competitive country. That’s why Democrats are launching the "Make it in America" agenda: a manufacturing strategy based on the idea that when more products are made in America, more people will be able to make it in America. The "Make it in America" agenda will create incentives for investment in industry, strengthen manufacturing infrastructure and innovation, and help to level the playing field for American companies that compete globally.

Yesterday, the first part of that agenda passed the House — and, I’m pleased to say, it passed with strong bipartisan support. The U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act will make it easier for American companies to get the materials they need to produce goods, contributing to a more productive economy and supporting job creation. In the weeks to come, Democrats look forward to introducing a range of similar bills that will help manufacturers invest in clean energy, break down foreign barriers to American goods, ensure that taxpayer money pays for goods made in America, and more.