Another Shot at 'Making It In America'

May 6, 2011
Updated House bill will support job creation by encouraging businesses to make products and innovate in the U.S.

Earlier this week, House Democratic leaders unveiled the latest version of their "Make It In America."

The new bill. which includes more than 30 pieces of legislation, was championed by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). It contains some familiar items such as an expansion of the research and development tax credit and calls for reforming the corporate tax code as well as patent and currency reform.

In announcing the new bills, Hoyer stressed that the bills "support job creation by encouraging businesses to make products and innovate in the U.S., strengthening our infrastructure, supporting small businesses, increasing competitiveness, encouraging innovation and invention, and making investments in key areas like education and energy independence."

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) threw in his support as well. "Now is the time to level the playing field. By beefing up our manufacturing sector, investing in our infrastructure, and forcing countries like China to play by the rules, the legislation proposed by my Democratic colleagues in the House will boost our economy and bring jobs back to America where they belong."

Hoyer also introduced the Job Opportunities Between our Shores Act to "build stronger job-training partnerships for advanced manufacturing, linking growing manufacturers with community and technical colleges."

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