Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after President Obama announced the creation of an Interagency Task Force on Commercial Advocacy today:
"The executive order, signed today by President Obama, creating an Interagency Task Force on Commercial Advocacy will help American businesses compete more effectively overseas. This is an important step in the ongoing effort by this Administration to ensure a level playing field for American companies seeking to do business abroad and export their goods.
"House Democrats have been working over the past two years, through our Make It In America jobs plan, to pass legislation that helps our businesses access foreign markets and turn overseas profits into investments in jobs and growth here at home. There are limits to what President Obama can do on his own, and it is up to the House Republican leadership to build on today's executive order by allowing Make It In America bills to be considered on the Floor - where I believe they will garner strong, bipartisan support."