Press Item ● Make It In America
For Immediate Release: 
June 14, 2016
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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced House Democrats’ updated Make It In America plan yesterday at The Foundery, a new maker space where innovators and entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into reality, with access to machines and equipment and help from skilled experts. The updated plan focuses on spurring innovation and helping entrepreneurs start – and keep – companieshere in America. The event was covered by Baltimore’s local CBS station, WJZ, and Baltimore’s local ABC station, WMAR. Below are excerpts from the coverage and links to the videos. 

WJZ CBS 13

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Jessica Kartalija: “Making space to ‘Make it in America.’ A grand opening in Port Covington brings the Congressional ‘Make It In America’ plan to south Baltimore. WJZ is live; political reporter Pat Warren explains how The Foundery fits in with the national plan for economic recovery.”

Pat Warren: “It’s called a maker space, and what that does is give you the opportunity to bring your ideas together with your skills…. Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer’s office reports since 2010, Make It In America has seen laws passed to cut taxes and provide loans for small businesses, to speed up the patent process, to train skilled workers, and end tax loopholes that encourage companies to shift jobs overseas.”  

Whip Hoyer: “If we make it a lot of products in America a lot of Americans are going to make it.

WMAR ABC 2 

 

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“There was a grand opening in Baltimore today for the Foundery…. It's a place where people with ideas come together with resources to make them happen. The Foundery is what House Democrats are pushing for in an updated version of their Make It In America plan.”