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A Focus at Home: Made in America

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Washington, July 20, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C. – Americans have always been on the forefront of innovation, creating new ideas and growing businesses from the ground up. Our work ethic and quality craftsmanship are the heart and soul of our Nation. That heart – present in so many of our small business owners – is one of the things that makes America great. Not only do American companies provide high-quality goods and services, but they also provide much-needed jobs in our communities.

On Monday, President Trump kicked off “Made in America” week, which is a great opportunity to highlight some of the products we are making right here in the 10th District. We have products ranging from golf balls and clubs manufactured at Bridgestone’s plant in Covington, to plastic pipes used in telecommunications and gas distribution projects made by Dura-Line’s facility in Sandersville, to kitchen and bath cabinets produced by American Woodmark’s factory in Jackson and many others.

In lockstep with the Administration, we, in the House, have taken several steps to provide a level playing field for American workers and companies by removing burdensome regulations and empowering Main Street. Our renewed focus is based on the idea that when more products are made right here at home, more people will be able to contribute to the greatest country in the world. Our united goal is to encourage the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future — promoting competitiveness, innovation, and exports.

By closing tax loopholes that support outsourcing U.S. jobs overseas, providing hometown tax credits to help small companies hire new employees, and strengthening partnerships with businesses to retrain America’s workers, we are advocating for the well-being of all Americans.

Made in America is as much about products as much as it is about the shared American experience created here. It is about ensuring that Americans are equipped with the tools and skills necessary to thrive in the modern economy. In celebration, I encourage you to recognize the vital contributions of American workers and job creators to our Nation's prosperity and strength.  America owes much of its success to the determination and ingenuity of its entrepreneurs, workers, and farmers, who drive our economy and support our military strength, and I will always be a strong supporter of putting America first.

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