A busy day at the Alliance for American Manufacturing after last night's State of the Union

Posted by scapozzola on 02/13/2013

Ahead of last night’s State of the Union address, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) had been promoting a 'Blueprint for Manufacturing,' with AAM President Scott Paul personally urging President Obama to go all-in on manufacturing.

To preview last night's speech, Paul gave an interview to Bloomberg TV in which he explained AAM's hopes for the speech regarding trade and manufacturing.  Watch that interview here.

After the address concluded, Paul issued a statement urging the president to adopt a stronger approach toward China:

"Expanding trade in Asia and Europe can be a good thing, but not if countries refuse to play by the rules. Completely absent from this year's speech? Trade enforcement. Tomorrow, the president will appear at an auto parts manufacturer in North Carolina. This is an industry besieged by Chinese imports. We could do a lot more good for American jobs by lowering our trade deficit with China first."

This morning, AAM posted a full video response to the State of the Union.

Additionally, Paul was quoted by the Huffington Post's Chris Kirkham, as well as Reuters corespondents Ben Berkowitz and Roberta Rampton.

Click here for more analysis of the 2013 State of the Union.


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