New Commerce Secretary Pritzker Confirmed By Senate

By June 25, 2013Economy

Today the U.S. Senate voted 97-1 to confirm Penny Pritzker to serve as the next Secretary of Commerce. Manufacturers are looking forward to working with Ms. Pritzker on policies to help create jobs and increase our nation’s exports.

Ms. Pritzker comes from a family with a background in manufacturing as her uncle Bob Pritzker once served as chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. We need action on policies that will lower the cost of doing business and make manufacturers more competitive. Currently it is still 20 percent more expensive to manufacture in the United States compared to our largest trading partners.

We have serious and challenging work ahead of us and we look forward to working with Secretary Pritzker to help manufacturers compete.

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