Hoyer Floor Statement During "Make It In America" Special Order Hour

For Immediate Release:

April 7, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor last night during a "Make It In America" Special Order Hour hosted by Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA). See below for a video and excerpts.

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“… there is not a group that I’ve talked to, no matter how liberal, how conservative, whether it's a Democratic group, a non-partisan group, anywhere in this country and I’ve talked to a number of the heads of major corporations and I’ve talked to a lot of heads of small corporations… and all of them are appreciative of the fact that we have focused the Congress of the United States, the Administration and America on the importance of making things in America.”

“The jobs that we create in manufacturing, which have on average a 22% higher salary, middle income, middle class workers, working Americans can have the kind of quality of life that they deserve. And when you see Ford bringing jobs back to America, you see Whirlpool bringing jobs back to America, you see other corporations bringing jobs back to America. Why are they bringing them back to America? Because they are finding out that they get better quality and higher productivity.”

“What ‘Make It In America’ says is American workers can compete with anybody in the world. And we're prepared to do so and this Congress, hopefully, is going to give them the incentives and the tools to do that.”

“America can compete, America can be again the center of manufacturing and growth and the creation of jobs... We know that Americans are struggling to find employment. Well, if we want to find employment for them, we need to create jobs for them. We need to focus on creating jobs and I’m hopeful as we move on in the coming months that we will in fact start focusing on jobs, on job creation."

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