Clermont Sun: Revitalizing American manufacturing and innovation

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Clermont Sun: Revitalizing American manufacturing and innovation

One of my most important jobs is to advocate for working families in Ohio. Middle-class families have felt squeezed by the number of jobs going overseas, especially in the manufacturing sector. A report released last week from the Economic Policy Institute found that from 2001 to 2013, the U.S. lost 2.4 million manufacturing jobs to China alone.

Ohio has long been a leader in manufacturing, but in order to remain competitive we must invest in the future. That means investing in advanced manufacturing that will help American companies out-compete and out-innovate our foreign competitors. Last week, Congress took a large step toward making that investment by passing my bipartisan legislation, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI).

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