Lipinski wants national manufacturing strategy, jobs
U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski is pushing for a national manufacturing strategy he thinks will create new jobs and help the sagging industry.
Lipinski (D-3rd), of Western Springs, said he's sponsoring legislation aimed at bolstering manufacturing in the United States. If approved, the measure would create a national task force that would be expected to make regular recommendations on how to improve manufacturing, Lipinski said.
"Manufacturing is one of the pillars of the American economy and the middle class," he said. "To level the playing field and make sure American manufacturing can thrive in the global economy, we need to take action immediately."
The first plan would be expected by February, with new plans every four years by the end of February in the second year of each presidential term, according to a Lipinski news release.
The measure is expected to go to the House floor for a vote today, spokesman Nathaniel Zimmer said. If approved, it would move to the Senate for consideration.
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