Rep. Gene Green Supports “Make it in America” Legislation
July 28, 2010
Washington, D.C. –Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) voted in support of “Make it in America” strategy by supporting three bills that will rebuild the American manufacturing base, put the American people back to work, and grow our economy. With an emphasis on creating the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future, “Make it in America” promotes American competitiveness, innovation, and exports.
“For every job we create in manufacturing, 4 more jobs will be created in other industries. Moving America forward means reinvigorating the manufacturing industry at home,” said Rep. Green. “Our area relies on refiners and chemical producers and we want the products that support those industries to be made at home.”
The three bills passed by the House today represent crucial next steps in the Democratic “Make it in America” agenda. The National Manufacturing Strategy Act creates a Manufacturing Strategy Board that will develop short- and long-term goals for America’s manufacturing industry. The Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act supports our clean American energy economy by making it easier for companies to navigate foreign market and promoting investments and reducing production costs for these companies. The End the Trade Deficit Act rethinks United States trade policy so that we no longer import more than we export.
“With these bills, we are one step closer to changing our manufacturing sector for the better,” continued Rep. Green. “When we make it in America, middle class families will benefit.”
America has been at the forefront of every technological and industrial innovation and America will continue to lead the world with this support of the manufacturing base by putting Americans back to work making things again. The “Make it in America” strategy provides hometown tax credits to help small businesses hire new employees and sell their products overseas, boosts incentives to create American clean energy jobs like state-of-the-art wind turbines and solar panels, and gives incentives to hire and re-train America’s returning veterans for new clean energy jobs.