A major part of America’s return will be a national manufacturing strategy that brings good-paying jobs back to America. For too long we have seen these manufacturing jobs shipped overseas in favor of cheap labor.
I have been working on to advance a “Make It In America” strategy – a drive to create American jobs and expand America’s manufacturing sector. In passing “Make It In America” bills, we reaffirm that when we make it in American, we create jobs, promote our competitiveness, and lead the world economy.
President Barack Obama has already signed into law Make It in America bills that will make it cheaper for American companies to obtain the materials they need to manufacture goods, speed innovation by breaking the backlog of patents awaiting approval and close tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas.
More Make It in America bills are awaiting Senate action, including legislation that builds job-training partnerships among businesses, unions and educators; directs the president to work with industry and state leaders to develop a national manufacturing strategy every four years; helps clean energy firms compete at home and abroad; and combats the trade imbalance that harms U.S. job creation.