Lipinski Bill Passes House
Berwyn, IL — A bill sponsored by U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, D-3rd District, of Western Springs, calling for a strategy to revitalize American manufacturing passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
The bill passed 379-38 with 15 members not voting.
Lipinski said the majority of support the bill received shows it has a good chance of passing the Senate.
The bill would require the President of the United States to conduct a “comprehensive analysis of the nation’s manufacturing sector.”
That analysis would be based on recommendations made by a task force of federal officials and state governors from different political parties. Recommendations made at public hearings and by a 21-member panel of private-sector manufacturing “leaders and stakeholders” would also be added the analysis.
Speaking from Washington after the vote, July 28, Lipinski said he expects any manufacturing strategy to come out of the planned legislation to have a real impact.
Asked about the situation of manufacturers in Berwyn, Cicero and other western suburbs he represents, Lipinski said, “(Manufacturers in the western suburbs) continue to learn and to adapt. Even though they may have lost some jobs, there’s still great potential for some growth as the economy comes back.”
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