CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON SUPPORTS "MAKE IT IN AMERICA" LEGISLATION
CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON SUPPORTS “MAKE IT IN AMERICA” LEGISLATION
Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, July 28, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson voted today in support of Democrats “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 Congresswoman Johnson. “I am proud to support a strategy that will create good paying jobs that stay in the United States, and help us remain leaders in the world economy.”
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,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “When we make it in America more middle class families will make it too.”
America has been at the forefront of every technological and industrial innovation. And, we will continue to lead the world if we support our manufacturing base and put Americans back to work making things again. With our “Make it in America” strategy, Democrats are:
• Closing the tax loopholes that encourage outsourcing U.S. jobs overseas.
• Providing hometown tax credits to help small businesses hire new employees and sell their products and innovation overseas.
• Boosting incentives to create American clean energy jobs like state-of-the-art wind turbines and solar panels–paid for by ending corporate welfare to Big Oil.
• Strengthening rules that U.S. and its contractors buy American, especially to build transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure.
• Forcing China and other countries to honor fair trade principles or lose American business.
• Giving incentives to hire and re-train America’s returning veterans for new clean energy jobs.
• Strengthening partnerships with businesses to retrain America’s workers for jobs of the future.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.