Make It In America

House Democrats Launch Make It In America Listening Tour
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and House Democrats have launched a Make It In America listening tour to hear from Americans across the country about economic challenges and opportunities. Launched in 2010, the Make It In America plan originally focused on boosting a declining American manufacturing sector. Over the past several years, as the economy emerged from the recession and domestic manufacturing strengthened, the Make It In America plan was updated to reflect a changing economy. 
 
In 2015, Whip Hoyer and House Democrats hosted a series of hearings entitled “Make It In America: What’s Next?” to explore how the economy has changed, and what families and businesses need to succeed in today’s economy. During the hearing series, 77 House Democrats heard testimony from innovators, entrepreneurs, economists, Members of Congress, and others about how the Make It In America plan should be updated to address new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Click here for a look at testimony from the hearings. Through that series of hearings, the Make It In America plan was updated to focus on expanding entrepreneurship and innovation, closing the skills gap, building a 21st century infrastructure, and breaking down barriers to manufacturing in the U.S.
 
Still, too many American families feel left behind and struggle to make ends meet. Families live in constant fear of an unexpected expense that will mean economic catastrophe. The barriers to starting a small business are too steep for many entrepreneurs. Small manufacturers can’t find the skilled workers they need. That is why House Democrats are launching the Make It In America listening tour – to get out of Washington and hear directly from Americans about their hopes and concerns for the future. The goal of these visits will be to learn about economic initiatives that have worked well and could serve as a model elsewhere, along with persistent economic challenges that need to be addressed. The information discussed in these visits will be used to shape the Make It In America plan for the 115th Congress.
 
Since 2010, nineteen Make It In America bills have been signed into law, including legislation to cut taxes and provide loans for small businesses, speed up the patent process, train skilled workers, and end tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas.
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Over the weekend, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) kicked off the first three events of a Make It In America Listening Tour to hear from workers, business owners, manufacturers, innovators, educators, and others directly about the economic challenges they face.
11/21/17
Wanted to be sure you saw this article in the Wall Street Journal about Whip Hoyer's Make It In America listening tour taking place over the weekend and today.
11/20/17
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spends a good part of the day talking — to constituents, donors, reporters and fellow lawmakers. This weekend he’s vowing to do a little more listening.
11/17/17
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced today that House Democrats are launching the “Make It In America Listening Tour” this weekend.
11/15/17

Thank you, Secretary Rubin.  Thank you to everyone at the Hamilton Project and the Brookings Institution.  And thanks to former Director Orszag and the distinguished panelists who are here today as well.

2/7/17

This week, I was pleased to receive the support of my colleagues and be elected by acclamation as Democratic Whip for the 115th Congress. 

12/2/16

With our economy adding another 156,000 private sector jobs in November, we are continuing to see strong job gains, in large part due to the efforts of Democrats and President Obama in the aftermath of the Great Recession.  

12/2/16

As we recognize National Manufacturing Day, we have an opportunity to recognize the great strides the American manufacturing industry has made in recovering since the Great Recession.

10/7/16

The Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning demonstrates that the solid pace of our jobs recovery is continuing, with September marking six years of continual job growth. 

10/7/16

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for July.

8/5/16

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats today to unveil the Stronger America: A New American Security agenda. 

7/14/16