Make it In America Initiative
In July, Congress launched a new “Make it in America” campaign: a new manufacturing strategy based on the idea that when more products are made in America, more people will be able to make it in America. This new agenda creates the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future — promoting American competitiveness, innovation, and exports.
- Close tax loopholes that encourage outsourcing U.S. jobs overseas.
- Provide hometown tax credits to help small businesses hire new employees and sell their products and innovation overseas.
- Boost incentives to create American clean energy jobs like making state-of-the-art wind turbines and solar panels–paid for by ending corporate welfare to Big Oil.
- Strengthen rules that U.S. and its contractors buy products made in America, especially to build transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure.
- Demand China and other countries honor fair trade principles or lose American business.
- Give incentives to hire and retrain America’s returning veterans for new clean energy jobs.
- Strengthen partnerships with businesses to retrain America’s workers for jobs of the future.
The following are the major bills that have already passed the House of Representatives. For more information on this agenda, click here.
Investing in American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act
- Closes tax loopholes that allow companies to ship jobs overseas
U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act
- Contains hundreds of tariff suspensions and reductions which would help American companies grow and support further job creation
- Increases U.S. production
- Expands gross domestic product (GDP) by billions of dollars
Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) Act
- Helps key industries, such as manufacturing, to meet their skilled workforce needs
- Aligns training and education with actual local employers’ needs
- National Manufacturing Strategy Act
- Requires the President to establish a Manufacturing Strategy Board to develop a National Manufacturing Strategy
- Creates short- and long-term goals for the manufacturing industry and specific recommendations on how to achieve those goals
- Includes ways to improve government policies and coordination among federal agencies that impact manufacturing
Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act
- Boosts the competiveness of the U.S. clean technology industry in both domestic and international markets
- Provides clean energy entrepreneurs with the tools they need to sell their products in new markets
- Invests in American-made technology and products for measurable job growth and sustained economic stability
Emergency Trade Deficit Commission
- Closes our trade deficit and help our nation export goods, not jobs
- Helps establish a coherent trade strategy to achieve balanced trade
Congressional Made in America Promise Act
- Requires Congress to buy goods and services made by American Workers
The Berry Amendment Extension Act
- Continues to ban the Department of Homeland Security from buying various products that are not “grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced” in America
- Maintains the 60 year practice that has kept America safe