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The National Manufacturing Strategy Act, H.R. 1366

 
*Update: April 5, 2011* The National Manufacturing Strategy Act has been reintroduced by Congressman Lipinski as H.R. 1366.
 
*Update: July 28, 2010* The National Manufacturing Strategy Act has passed in the House of Representatives with overwhelming bi-partisan support. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will introduce the legislation in the Senate. Click here to read more about the bill's passage.

Sponsored by Congressman Lipinski with 57 bi-partisan co-sponsors in the 111th Congress, the National Manufacturing Strategy Act requires the President to establish a Manufacturing Strategy Board within the Commerce Department that includes federal officials, two state Governors from different parties, and nine private-sector leaders and stakeholders from the manufacturing industry. The Board will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the manufacturing sector covering everything from trade issues to financing to the defense industrial base. Based on this analysis, the President's Board will then develop a National Manufacturing Strategy that includes short- and long-term goals for the manufacturing industry and specific recommendations on how to achieve those goals. The recommendations may include actions that can be taken by the President, Congress, state and local governments, the private sector, universities, and industry associations. They may also include ways to improve government policies and coordination among federal agencies that impact manufacturing.

Click here to read the full text of this important legislation.

Below is video of Congressman Lipinski's floor statement in support of the National Manufacturing Strategy Act.

The Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing on the National Manufacturing Strategy Act on Wednesday, July 14. Witnesses included White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and local steel company C.E.O. Bill Hickey, who runs Chicago-based Lapham-Hickey Steel Company.

Below is video of Congressman Lipinski's opening statement at the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection hearing on the National Manufacturing Strategy Act on Wednesday, July 14.

Below is video of Congressman Lipinski's witness questioning at Wednesday's hearing.

Press Releases concerning H.R. 1366:

Sen. Brown, Rep. Lipinski Introduce Bipartisan Bills Requiring a National Manufacturing Strategy to Spur Job Growth (April 6, 2011)

Lipinski Bill Awaits Senate Approval (August 23, 2010)

Manufacturing is the Key (August 5, 2010)

The Case for a National Manufacturing Strategy (July 31, 2010)

Lipinski's National Manufacturing Strategy Act passes House (July 28, 2010)

Lipinski's National Manufacturing Strategy Act passes Energy and Commerce Committee, moves toward House vote (July 21, 2010)

Lipinski's National Manufacturing Strategy Act moves forward (July 14, 2010)

Lipinski introduces Manufacturing Strategy Bill to promote American job creation (February 25, 2010)

The following manufacturing industry leaders have issued their support for the National Manufacturing Strategy Act, H.R. 4692: Note: This list was last updated July 26, 2010.

- AFL-CIO
- AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
- United Steelworkers
- United Autoworkers
- International Association of Machinists
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Sheet Metal Workers International Association
- International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
- United Mine Workers of America
- International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers
- Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers
- American Iron and Steel Institute
- National Council for Advanced Manufacturing
- Association of Manufacturing Technology
- Precision Metalforming Association
- National Tooling and Machining Association
- Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute
- Aerospace Industry Association
- National Defense Industry Association
- Coalition for a Prosperous America
- Apollo Alliance
- American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition
- US Business Industry Council
- National Council of Textile Organizations
- Motorola, Inc.
- Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association
- Tooling and Manufacturing Association
- American Foundry Society