President Obama Proposes Infrastructure Plan: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement.

Posted by scapozzola on 02/20/2013

This morning, President Obama unveiled some specifics for his plan to make America a “magnet for jobs.”  And at the top of his list?  Infrastructure investment.

The president’s plan aligns very closely with the Alliance for American Manufacturing's (AAM) ‘Blueprint for Manufacturing.’  Specifically, creating a national infrastructure bank and rebuilding America's major bridges and roads can create “thousands of good American jobs that cannot be outsourced.”

Said AAM President Scott Paul:

“It’s very encouraging that the president recognizes the importance of enacting a robust infrastructure program, and we’ve already urged the Administration to work with Congressional leaders on adopting a large-scale, long-term infrastructure program of at least $500 billion over six years.

“We must make sure that this infrastructure is Made in America. That’s why we will work closely with Congress to ensure that ‘Buy America’ laws are strengthened and vigorously enforced."

Voters have made clear that they want their tax dollars spent on American-made components, and they understand the link between strong Buy America preferences and increased job creation.  Added Paul:

“If the president is serious about his campaign pledge to create one million new manufacturing jobs, seeing that our roads and bridges are ‘Made in USA’ is a very good place to start.”


Related recent Blogs

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • The U.S. is competing without a manufacturing strategy, and the trade numbers show we’re getting our butts kicked. 57 min 55 sec ago
  • So much for that "rising star" thing. 1 hour 42 min ago
  • What made @papergirlmacy cry while working on the book Factory Man? @NewsHour has the answer: 2 hours 38 min ago
  • Love this! College's new mobile manufacturing training lab provides on-demand training in advanced manufacturing: 3 hours 43 min ago
  • "We were going to compete, and remain an American manufacturer, and from that time on, we never looked back." 4 hours 28 min ago
  • More buzz for Factory Man, this time from @NewsHour. "It’s the largest employer in town. But it wasn’t & isn’t easy." 5 hours 20 min ago
  • @RossiMachServ How wonderful! We'd love that. 5 hours 22 min ago
  • The U.S. might be a "rising star" in manufacturing, but there's still a lot of work left: 22 hours 35 min ago
  • If the United States wants to maintain its "rising star" manufacturing status, it must do a few key things: 1 day 1 hour ago
  • That's right: the U.S. is a "rising star" in manufacturing. But there's more to do to increase our competitiveness: 1 day 2 hours ago