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Guest Cong. Steny H. Hoyer

"Make it in America" is a new legislative initiative from House Democrats to increase American manufacturing and create new American jobs. The American public strongly supports a renewed focus on American manufacturing. This effort builds on House Democrats' actions since the start of the Great Recession to create jobs and lay the foundation for a strong economy.




"Make it in America" bills that have become law:


"Make it in America" bills that have passed the House:


JEC Report: “Promising Signs of Recovery in Manufacturing”


American Manufacturing in the News:


  • Four surprise bright spots in the economy (CNN Money, September 7, 2010)
    American manufacturing has generally been in decline for decades, but the nation's factories have been key to the current economic recovery.
  • US manufacturing grows for 13th straight month (Associated Press, September 2, 2010)
    U.S. manufacturing expanded in August for the 13th straight month, lifting hopes that economic growth won't stall
  • Manufacturing in US and abroad lifts economy (Washington Post, September 1, 2010)
    Manufacturing companies grew faster in August as the industrial sector continues to lead the recovery, and managers' desire to hire shot up to the highest level in nearly 30 years.
  • Some manufacturing heads back to USA (USA Today, August 6, 2010)
    Faced with rising costs, General Electric is moving production of its new energy-efficient water heater halfway around the world. The country it's leaving? China. The one it's bringing 400 jobs and a newly renovated factory? The United States.

"Make it in America" in the News:


  • Van Hollen: Putting Small Business First (The Hill, Septemeber 8, 2010)
    Going forward, Democrats’ “Make It In America” agenda, aimed at expanding domestic manufacturing and driving homegrown innovation, will continue to make the needs of small business owners a priority.
  • Becerra: Let's make it in America again (Politico, September 7, 2010)
    Go to your local hardware store and take a look at a solar panel. It's an amazing American invention, a long-shot idea now becoming commonplace. Modern manufacturing techniques and new tax credits are making solar panels easier and more affordable to produce and install in homes across the country.
  • Little-known bill heaven sent for laid-off textile workers (McClatchy Newspapers, September 5, 2010)
    Young people and factories have long been known to leave Warren County. Not much new comes in. So when the last local textile plant announced last month that it would bring back its third shift, word spread quickly.
  • Obama signs manufacturing bill [Associated Press, August 11, 2010]
    President Barack Obama has signed a bill meant to reduce costs for U.S. manufacturers and help them regain their footing in the shaky economy.
  • New Democratic strategy for creating jobs focuses on a boost in manufacturing (Washington Post, August 4, 2010)
    President Obama and congressional Democrats -- out of options for another quick shot of stimulus spending to revive the sluggish economy -- are shifting toward a longer-term strategy that promises to tackle persistently high unemployment by engineering a renaissance in American manufacturing.
  • House Passes Series Of Bills To Boost U.S. Manufacturing (Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2010)
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills Wednesday that aims to bolster the country's manufacturing sector.
  • Democrats' fix for thorny economic debate: Manufacturing (Fortune, July 26, 2010)
    There aren't a lot of encouraging signs for the manufacturing industry these days as the economic recovery struggles to gain traction. So unemployed factory workers could be forgiven for getting their hopes up last week when House Democrats rallied around their new "Make it in America" agenda.
  • Next Push For Dems: 'Make It In America' (Congress Daily, July 22, 2010)
    House Democrats unveiled an agenda Thursday designed to keep the focus on legislation that promotes American manufacturing.
  • Democrats Flesh Out Schedule for Jobs Bills, Prepare Campaign Pitches (CQ, July 22, 2010)
    Democrats next week will intensify their effort to show voters that they are concerned about unemployment by voting on at least three bills designed to help create well-paying manufacturing jobs.
  • Hoyer: Make it in America (The Hill, July 22, 2010)
    For generations, Americans have looked to our manufacturing sector as a source of pride, a source of economic vitality and a source of good-paying jobs.
  • Hoyer Unveils Democrats’ New Jobs Push (Roll Call, July 20, 2010)
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Tuesday a broad jobs initiative — dubbed the “Make It in America Agenda” — that Democrats plan to pursue in the runup to the November midterms.
  • Democrats Throw a Hail Mary (Roll Call, July 21, 2010)
    A retooled jobs initiative, which Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) on Tuesday dubbed the “Make It in America” agenda, will be front and center for Democrats hoping to have something positive to take home during the August break.
  • Dems talk jobs as elections near (Politico, July 21, 2010)
    Democrats are priming the House floor for a manufacturing agenda they hope will bolster the economy, produce easy bipartisan votes and boost their chances in the midterm elections — at least if the polls they’re using are on target.
  • Latest Jobs Effort Focuses on Manufacturing (CQ, July 20, 2010)
    A legislative push by House leaders to boost the manufacturing sector will reach full intensity next week — part of a Democratic effort to have a strong finish before the August recess.

News on House Passing the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act:


  • Democrats Score Big Win on Jobs Bill (Roll Call, July 22, 2010)
    House Democrats trumpeted a blowout victory Wednesday on the first item on their revamped jobs agenda — not only because they racked up a much-needed accomplishment but also because they drove a wedge between Republican rank-and-file Members and their leadership.
  • House passes tariff bill to help manufacturers (Reuters, July 21, 2010)
    The House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday to help U.S. manufacturers by suspending import duties on hundreds of raw materials they use to make finished goods.
  • US House votes to help manufacturers (AFP, July 21, 2010)
    The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to temporarily lift tariffs on hundreds of imported raw materials used by US manufacturers struggling in the sour economy.
  • House Democrats plan manufacturing jobs push (Public Broadcasting, July 20, 2010)
    Democrats in the House of Representatives are planning action on a number of bills to boost U.S. manufacturing jobs, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday. "We want to focus on ... 'Made in America,'" Hoyer told reporters. "We want to focus on encouraging -- and yes, tax benefits would be part of this -- expanding manufacturing."

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Guest PinkHouse

Members of Congress. Your majority believes that the "Land of the Free" should 1099 Small Businesses on everything. Then start taxing Wal mart on their slave trade. Why not tax items not made here. Get your money from them and others that follow their model. Through this mess you did not listen to the words of your voters. In America we do for ourselves. We all just need a good kick in the butt. People need to stop listing to the pundits and start grading our leaders on their individual performance.



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