House passes bipartisan Manufacturing Competitiveness Act
Yesterday, and by a strongly bipartisan vote of 339-77, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5865, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012.
The bill would direct the President to submit to Congress and publish on a public website a strategy to promote growth, sustainability, and competitiveness in the nation's manufacturing sector. It would also establish an American Manufacturing Competitiveness Board.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has long called for the establishment of a national manufacturing strategy and commends the House for passing such legislation
Last year, AAM Executive Director Scott Paul testified in support of a manufacturing strategy before a Joint Economic Committee Hearing. Click here to read his testimony, "Manufacturing in the USA: Why We Need a National Manufacturing Strategy?"
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