Prepared Testimony From 2015 “Make It In America: What’s Next?” Hearing Series

July 9, 2015 “Make It In America: What’s Next?” Member Day Hearing

PANEL ONE: American Innovation Panel – 2 – 2:30 p.m.

PANEL TWO: Skills Training for the Future Panel – 2 – 2:30 p.m.

PANEL THREE: The Future of Manufacturing – 3 – 3:30 p.m.

PANEL FOUR: “Making It” Across the Economy – 3:30 – 4 p.m.


JULY 28, 2015 “MAKE IT IN AMERICA: WHAT’S NEXT?” OUTSIDE EXPERTS HEARING

PANEL ONE: The American Economy Today – 2 – 2:30 p.m.

  1. Amy Liu, Co-Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program & Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution – responding to our economic challenges
  2. E.J. Reedy, Director of Entrepreneurship Research, Kauffman Foundation – entrepreneurship  

PANEL TWO: New Economic Sectors – 2:30 – 3 p.m.

  1. Dr. David Weil, Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor – sharing economy
  2. Douglas Ellenoff, Partner, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP – crowdfunding

PANEL THREE: Skills Training & Manufacturing – 3 – 3:30 p.m.

  1. Byron Auguste, Managing Director, Opportunity@Work, New America Foundation – skills training
  2. Jim Brett, President & CEO, New England Council – manufacturing

PANEL FOUR: Innovation Today – 3:30 – 4 p.m.

  1. Stephen Ezell, Vice President of Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) – advanced technology manufacturing & Internet of Things
  2. Sonal Shah, Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation, Georgetown University – improving government technology

OCTOBER 28, 2015 “MAKE IT IN AMERICA: WHAT’S NEXT?” SECOND MEMBER DAY HEARING

PANEL ONE: Rebuilding America’s Promise

PANEL TWO: Making Government Work Better

PANEL THREE: American Innovation

PANEL FOUR: The Future of American Manufacturing & Skills Training

PART A  – Manufacturing

PART B – Education and Skills Training