Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretaries of Commerce and Labor to establish a program for the joint award of incentive grants to a... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Labor to establish the Made In America Incentive Grant Program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act: (1) Industry cluster.--The term ``industry cluster'' means a concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, research and development entities, service providers, and associated institutions in a particular field that are linked by common manufacturing and workforce needs. (2) Manufacturer.--The term ``manufacturer'' shall be defined by the Secretary of Commerce in accordance with the North American Industry Classification System. (3) Nationally portable.--The term ``nationally portable'', with respect to a credential, means a credential that is sought or accepted by businesses within the industry sector involved, across multiple States, as a recognized, preferred, or required credential for recruitment, screening, advancement, or hiring purposes. (4) Program.--The term ``Program'' means the program established under section 3(a). (5) Regional partnership.--The term ``regional partnership'' means a collaborative group that-- (A) organizes key stakeholders in a targeted industry cluster or broader manufacturing partnership into a working group that focuses on the needs of manufacturers in order to implement a manufacturing enhancement strategy; (B) includes, at the appropriate stage of development of the partnership-- (i) representatives of multiple firms or employers in the targeted industry cluster, including small- or medium-sized manufacturers and...

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Nation

54 Supporting
88 Opposing
38% 62%

State: CA

2 Supporting
5 Opposing
29% 71%

District: 1st

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Users Supporting

I support S. 63: Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 because competitive incentives for high-pay jobs dependent on domestic manufacturing infrastructure may begin to balance overwhelming negative incentives, the job-export incentives resulting from loopholes to escape taxation and avoid regulatory compliance, thus exporting environmental and social externalities to less developed nations while taking profits domestically. Better yet, require foreign imports manufacturers, whether domestically owed and operated or foreign owned and operated, to certify annually that foreign manufacturing facilities and processes are meeting equivalent standards for environmental and social responsibilities to business operations manufacturing within the USA.

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OH
12
Citizenbain
OH-12
1 year ago

I support S. 63: Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 because I believe that investing in our manufacturing capabilities will help boost our economy and help the US become more competitive with countries like China. This in turn will create more jobs that can be filled by Americans. Please continue to fight for American progress and make the argument that we need to invest in ourselves in order if we wish to stimulate innovation and productivity.

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NY
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AnalystChris
NY-15
1 year ago

I support S. 63 ("A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Labor to establish") because we need to start investing in our homemade products instead of paying money to China.

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CA
47
kmillikan
CA-47
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Made In America Manufacturing Act because no industry should be granted special status.

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MO
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Dr.G
MO-2
1 year ago

I oppose S. 63: Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 because..."and for other purposes" & imported goods should have same requirements as American made.

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MN
4
MrsJeck
MN-4
1 year ago

I oppose S. 63: Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 because of "and for other purposes".....

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SC
2
RacingStude
SC-2
1 year ago

I oppose S. 63: Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 because...the govt. should stay out of private business. Implement the Fair Tax and private business will take care of restoring the economy.

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FL
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fred2
FL-3
1 year ago

I oppose S. 63: Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 because...what we really need is to require all imported goods to be manufactured under equivalent labor laws in the country of origin. We don't need anything like this that cost more money. The government should not be in the loan business.

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VA
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DarrylWingfield
VA-5
1 year ago

I oppose S. 63: Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 because it places the support burden on an already overburdened taxpayer. THE OBVIOUS idea that nobody dares broach is a winner for the Federal Governments coffers and the taxpayer. Impose VAT's across the board on imported items that fit into a "manufacturing" category to be established as the VAT bill creation evolved. Government would reap enormous revenue benefits for several years while US manufacturing began to fill in gaps where they could thrive in. Yes this would appear as a "backdoor" tax by inflating the cost of consumer goods because of VAT; however only those items deemed in the "manufacturing" category would be subject initially. An annual review of US manufacturing rise in those areas would easily expose success or failure and the category could be modified accordingly.....a running target so to speak based on factual statistics of successes or failures in each sub-category.

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LIBER8
NC-8
1 year ago

Bill Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Made In America Manufacturing Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretaries of Commerce and Labor to establish a program for the joint award of incentive grants to a state or a regional partnership to support the U.S. manufacturing industry. Designates the program as the Made in America Incentive Grant Program. Limits single grants to $20 million, to be used by the recipient to carry out a manufacturing enhancement strategy. Requires, under such strategy: (1) establishing a revolving loan fund for loans to manufacturers for various business purposes, (2) retraining current and training new manufacturer employees, and (3) creating or expanding manufacturer export activity and domestic supply chain opportunities. Outlines recipient application requirements, including the submission of a proposed strategy and the establishment of a Made In America Partnership Board. Gives grant priority to entities that identify and commit matching funds of at least 50% of the grant amount. Prohibits more than half of the grant amounts from being used for employee retraining and training. Requires annual reports from recipients to the Secretaries on the use of grant funds. Directs the Secretaries to jointly establish an advisory committee for advice on implementing and evaluating the Program. Authorizes the Secretaries to review and evaluate recipient performance and, as appropriate, determine a recipient to be ineligible for additional grants due to noncompliance with the Program or strategy.

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