Fitzpatrick Recognizes ‘Made in America Month’, Pushes Bipartisan ‘Made in America Act’

Dec 10, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Tuesday in recognition of ‘Made in America Month’ in which he continued advocating for consideration of his bipartisan Made in America Act [H.R. 2664]:

It’s no surprise that December is one of the biggest retail month of the year for American businesses and manufacturers. Between the holidays and the onset of the winter weather, consumers are ready to buy – and studies show they’re ready to buy American.

In 1985, President Reagan proclaimed December as ‘Made in America Month’ – a time to ‘recognize and celebrate the excellence of American products.’ This year, we mark ‘Made in America Month’ with the same goals: to highlight the strength and importance of American business and the American worker through supporting producers right here in our communities.

I believe every month is ‘Made in America Month.’ That’s why I’ve joined with Congressman John Carney (D-DE) in introducing the bipartisan ‘Made in America Act’ – simple legislation that connects American businesses and American consumers like never before. By streamlining the process, this bill allows consumers to easily identify real, American-made products while incentivizing American manufacturers to make and sell locally.

This ‘Made in America Month’, I’m joining the millions of other Americans in supporting the American-made economy and pushing for a Washington that empowers Americans businesses.

Fitzpatrick introduced the Made in America Act in July, announcing it at a press event at K’nex in Hatfield, Montgomery County. More information about the event and legislation is available HERE

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.