Blum Helps Lead Effort to Support U.S. Manufacturing

American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act Passes House

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Washington, DC, April 28, 2016 | comments

This week, Congressman Blum helped lead the charge in the House to pass the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 which reforms the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process and which the House overwhelmingly voted to pass by a vote of 415 to 2. Congressman Blum is an original co sponsor of this bipartisan act that creates an open and transparent process to reduce burdensome manufacturing tariffs by permitting American businesses to apply for tariff relief on materials with no domestic source.

“Our economy has been limping along for too long. This is the worst economic recovery following a recession since WWII, and because of this, wages for our working families are stagnant,” said Congressman Blum. “This bipartisan legislation is a concrete, direct example of something Congress is doing to immediately make American manufacturing more competitive. Helping our manufacturers create good paying jobs for American workers instead of moving them overseas shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”

Watch Congressman Blum’s remarks on this effort from the floor of the House

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.

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