Friday, July 27, 2018

Invent and Manufacture in America

July 26, 2018

Dear Mr. Talboo,

Due to your interest in a strong economy and domestic manufacturing, I wanted to inform you of my efforts to keep jobs here in America.

Pennsylvania is home to the finest manufacturing workforce in the world. I believe that domestic companies in our state and elsewhere would be better off in the long term if they kept their manufacturing bases in the United States. Sadly, the 21st century has already seen the loss of more than 70,000 manufacturing plants and more than 5 million manufacturing jobs throughout our country. It is long past time for a major turnaround plan. While specific actions by President Trump and Congress have certainly helped, more must be done.

Last year, I introduced the Invent and Manufacture in America Act (H.R. 3068), which would provide a tax credit for companies that not only conduct research & development (R&D) in the United States but domestically manufacture products resulting from R&D. 

Scientific research and technological innovation are massive economic drivers that need to be supported. Manufacturers not only strengthen our economy and provide good jobs but also help create separate jobs in supporting industries. It just makes sense to encourage both R&D and manufacturing to take place domestically. By making it easier for companies to carry out the entire production process here in America, from conception to creation, we can rejuvenate our entire manufacturing sector and help new jobs be created for Americans.

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Mike Kelly
Member of Congress


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