For Immediate Release:
August 11, 2010
(202) 225 - 3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Obama signed the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act into law:
“I’m pleased the President signed another piece of Democrats’ Make it in America agenda into law today. Manufacturing is a critical sector of our economy, vital to both our economic recovery and to our national security. No other sector can replace manufacturing, and Democrats are committed to restoring a vibrant and strong manufacturing base in the U.S. The bill signed into law today, the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act, will make it cheaper for manufacturers to get the materials they need to make their products right here in America, spurring more manufacturing and supporting an estimated 90,000 manufacturing jobs across the country.
“Today’s signing comes after the President signed two other Make it in America bills into law last night. The bill passed by the House yesterday to protect teacher jobs is paid for by closing tax loopholes that let companies send American jobs overseas. And the Protecting American Patents bill will help unclog the massive backlog of patent applications, allowing new ideas to move from concept to factories and then to markets more quickly.
“Even as these three measures have been enacted into law, Democrats will keep moving our Make it in America agenda forward. The House has passed additional bills that I hope the Senate will pass quickly. And in September, we will bring more Make it in America bills to the House Floor for a vote.”