Earlier today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced House Democrats' updated Make It In America plan. Built on feedback from Members of Congress, representatives from labor and business, entrepreneurs, innovators, and educators during the "Make It In America: What's Next?" hearing series, the updated plan focuses on helping entrepreneurs start companies here in the U.S. and spurring innovation.
Roll Call highlighted the announcement this afternoon:
"Speaking at the newly renovated Foundery — a 'maker space' catering to entrepreneurs in need of a little help — Hoyer suggested building more tech assistance -- including crowd funding for start-ups -- into the original plans."
"The four planks of the retooled program include: fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, investing in workforce training, bolstering basic infrastructure (roads, utilities) as well as technological assets (electrical grid, broadband service) and revitalizing domestic manufacturing."
"...Democrats, Hoyer said, plan to introduce bills targeting the corresponding policy prescriptions in the coming weeks."
The Baltimore Business Journal also wrote on Whip Hoyer's announcement at The Foundery:
"The Foundery, Baltimore's newest makerspace, could be the key to encouraging companies to make their products in the U.S. instead of overseas, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer said Monday in Baltimore."
"Hoyer, Democratic House Whip, visited the Foundery’s new space at Sagamore Venture’s City Garage in Port Covington, praising it as an example of the future for American manufacturing."
"Hoyer said he sees the Foundery as a place where inventors can turn their ideas into entrepreneurship."