DoD’s commitment to American manufacturing is a powerful endorsement of that American spirit. More than 12 million Americans work in manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but we can and should raise that number so that we’re continuing to strengthen our families, communities, and local and state economies by providing good manufacturing jobs. Actions like those taken last week by DoD are a big step in the right direction.
American manufacturers are among the finest and most dedicated workers on the planet. We have a continued obligation to do everything we can to support them. The DoD’s move to ensure soldiers are wearing American-made athletic footwear is a powerful reminder that when American manufacturers win, Americans everywhere win.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.