Council on Competitiveness President & CEO Deborah L. Wince-Smith Makes the Case For a Manufacturing Movement in the United States

Jun 01, 2012, 00:01 ET from Council on Competitiveness

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Council on Competitiveness President and CEO Deborah L. Wince-Smith testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on June 1, 2012.  Her appearance is part of an examination of the proposed H.R. 5865, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012.  Rep. Dan Lipinski (D) of Illinois and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R) of Illinois developed the legislation to focus national attention on sharpening the United States manufacturing edge.

"We need to secure our nation's manufacturing future, and the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012 is an excellent opportunity to support this most critical sector of our economy.  I am pleased to take part in this hearing on behalf of the Council, and look forward to sharing my perspectives with the Subcommittee."

The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012 reflects important elements of the Council's recent MAKE: An American Manufacturing Movement report, which calls on "Congress to implement a National Manufacturing Strategy and unleash America's manufacturing potential." The Council supports the proposed bill as an important first step.

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