House Passes Manufacturing Competitiveness Act

Posted on: September 14th, 2012 by NADO Admin

On September 12, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the “American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012” (H.R. 5865), by a vote of 339 to 77, which would require President Obama to consult with a newly created American Manufacturing Competitiveness Board aimed at strengthening the nation’s manufacturing sector. Under the legislation, the established board would be responsible to advise the president on opportunities to boost the nation’s sustainability and competitiveness, and the president would be required to describe efforts to incorporate such information when preparing the annual budget request and would have to publish a national growth strategy in 2014 and 2018 to a public website. The U.S. Senate has yet to take action on this bill. Click here (http://www NULL.gpo NULL.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr5865rh/pdf/BILLS-112hr5865rh NULL.pdf) to view the full legislative text of H.R. 5865.

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