Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate how federal manufacturing policies could be improved.
Coons led a bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday in writing a letter to GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro asking whether federal manufacturing programs and tax incentives are effective.
The senators requested a list of federal programs and incentives for manufacturers, along with the cost and effectiveness of the initiatives.
Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also signed the letter.