Congressman Tim Ryan Commemorates National Manufacturing Day

Oct 7, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington D.C. -- Congressman Tim Ryan commemorated National Manufacturing Day with a Special Order last evening on the Floor of the House of Representatives, along with several other members of the House Manufacturing Caucus.  Congressman Ryan is founder and co-chairman of the House Manufacturing Caucus.

“Manufacturing is the lifeblood of our economy, and the backbone of our middle class. The industry supports an estimated 17.2 million quality jobs nationwide, generates around 12 percent of our Gross Domestic Product, and makes-up two-thirds of our nation’s total goods and services exports,” said Congressman Ryan.

 

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The goal of the Manufacturing Caucus is to promote policies to strengthen American manufacturing.  Some of the issues the Caucus focused on in this session were developing the manufacturing workforce for tomorrow,  continuing to lead the world in developing new industrial technologies, operating on a level playing field with foreign competitors, and the importance of domestic manufacturing to the defense industrial base.

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