Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Institute for Supply Management released its report for August:
“Once again, our manufacturing sector is demonstrating its resilience and its great potential to drive economic growth and job creation. Today’s Institute for Supply Management report, showing strong gains for our manufacturing sector, ought to be a clear message that Congress must take steps to capitalize on these gains. With the uncertainty created by the lack of clear budgetary and tax policies from Congress, our manufacturing businesses are making the best of a situation far from ideal. By passing jobs and competitiveness legislation, such as House Democrats’ Make It In America bills, and achieving a big and balanced solution to deficits that replaces the irrational sequester, Congress can give our manufacturers the tools they need to grow, expand, and create good jobs that pay well.
“Our Make It In America plan includes legislation to help advance manufacturing through four key areas of focus: pursuing a national manufacturing strategy, promoting U.S. exports, encouraging the return of jobs and innovation, and securing a workforce ready to compete for twenty-first century jobs. I hope that Members from both parties will work together to advance Make It In America bills to help get more Americans back to work.”