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Make It in America

On National Manufacturing Day, Congress Must Recommit Itself to Investing in a Strong Manufacturing Future

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Americans ought to be filled with pride in our role as the world's manufacturing leader. But we cannot take that leadership for granted, as our competitors across the globe seek to lure manufacturing jobs away from our shores.

Backed By China? House Republicans Block Critical 'Make It In America' Bill

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Far-right groups said that the American government securing necessary materials for American companies to manufacture is "interference with the free market." Seriously, are they funded by China?

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Good for Business, Good for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

America has always been made stronger -- economically, democratically, and as a world leader -- by welcoming new citizens and allowing them to lend us their talents, their energy, and their new ideas. That's how we succeeded in the 20th century -- and it is the recipe for success in the 21st century as well.

Make It in America

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Globally, people are buying again. Yet, in the United States, consumers continue to purchase cars, computers and phones not made in America. It is past time that consumers recognize the emerging power of "Made In America" products and services.

It's Still the Economy, Stupid, and You Can't Build That Without Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Forget the ABCs of the GOP Campaign coverage -- Akin, Birthers and Conservatives -- the fundamentals of election 2012 remain jobs, jobs and jobs. It's still the economy, stupid, and you can't build that without us. 

Innovation Is Key to Helping Businesses Make It In America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Across the world, our competitors are investing in their future. We cannot afford to fall behind. As former President Bill Clinton wrote in his latest book Back to Work, it's time Americans got into the future business again.

Reviving And Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have lost hard-won capacity that will take enormous investment to get back. We lost a large part of our ability to make a living in this world. And now we are feeling the consequences of these losses.

Make It In America Once Again

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.14.2012 | San Francisco
Rep. Jackie Speier

How much of what we own was made in our country? Inventory your clothes, TV, kitchen appliances and cell phone: chances are most items were not made here. But if we make things in America once again, American families will make it, too.

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

We're A Country. Deal With It.

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Again and again (and again and again) we hear -- and learn the hard way -- that our "keep government out of it" approach to economic and manufacturing policy is hurting us.

House Republicans Continue to Block Commonsense Make It In America Policies

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

Citizens of all political stripes have wondered what this Congress has been up to. Here is a quick recap.

Washington Must Walk the Talk: "Make It in America" Must Move From Slogan to Solutions

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We might not be able to match the incentives offered by our trading partners dollar-for-dollar, but we can make the choice competitive enough that we can leverage the inherent advantages that our country still offers.

The "Make it in America" Initiative: The 'Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act'

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

There are few issues more vital to our state of Michigan, as well as our nation, than advanced manufacturing and trade. The "Make it in America" agenda is a plan to rebuild the American manufacturing sector.

President Obama is Right: We Need to Create American Jobs Now

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

With his State of the Union address, President Obama delivered an important message that Congress and the American people need to hear: our nation'...

No Fluke: Republicans Support Off-Shoring Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Every Republican in the Senate voted against the Act. They voted to continue forcing Americans to give tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas during the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Friday Talking Points [132] -- The DMV? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, this column took a week off, due to an extended trip into the desert for the Netroots Nation convention. But now, we turn our sights back ...