Hoyer Will Tout Commitment to American Manufacturing

Posted September 27, 2010 at 8:39pm

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will emphasize Democrats’ work to promote a “renaissance” in American manufacturing at a Tuesday conference sponsored by trade and manufacturing groups.

“We have a long way to go — but I want to let you know that the Democratic Party is dedicated to getting us there,” the Maryland Democrat will say at the conference, according to prepared remarks released by his office.

Hoyer’s speech will tout Democrats’ election-year “Make It in America” agenda, a package of small-scale bills aimed at creating manufacturing jobs. House Democrats have been moving the bills through the chamber since July.

He also plans to note the Obama administration’s plan to double U.S. exports in five years, which he will cast as further evidence of his party’s commitment to promoting manufacturing.

“We Democrats have dedicated ourselves to passing and enacting a ‘Make It in America’ agenda — a plan to continue the renaissance of American manufacturing and restore its role as a central part of our middle-class economy,” Hoyer will say.

House Democrats have been touting their “Make It in America” agenda in an effort to beat back voter discontent over high unemployment.

A number of other lawmakers, including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), are slated to speak at the daylong conference, which will take place at the National Press Club.