We’ve previously noted here the challenges facing manufacturing in New York that are similar to those in other states around the nation. Yesterday, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) at a manufacturing facility outside of Buffalo, NY, announced his plan to help manufacturers create and retain jobs. Rep. Lee’s plan focuses on five key policy areas that are important to long-term manufacturing competitiveness not just in New York but for all manufacturers throughout the country:
- Tax relief and fairness for U.S. workers and manufacturers
- Education and workforce training and preparedness for the 21st century
- Tort reform to address job-killing lawsuit abuse
- Customs reform to stop intellectual property violations
- Open new markets to create U.S. jobs and grow our domestic manufacturing base
Rep. Lee is familiar with the challenges facing manufacturers and the need for creating good, high-paying manufacturing jobs, as he ran a manufacturing company prior to be elected to Congress. The Congressman’s plan is something that all members of Congress should embrace and builds on many aspects of the NAM’s “Manufacturing Strategy for Jobs and a Competitive America.” For more information click here.