Make It In America

Leader Hoyer leads the Make It In America plan to create jobs and expand opportunity.
In 2018, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Democrats unveiled the new Make It In America plan to create jobs and expand opportunity.  It was developed based on ideas heard over the previous year on a listening tour across the country, where House Democrats met with Americans and heard about the economic challenges they face and the opportunities they see in their communities.  With too many Americans only getting by instead of getting ahead, the plan focuses on three key areas where Congress can be a partner in creating the best conditions for the growth of jobs and opportunities.  They are: education, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure.
 
To read Majority Leader Hoyer’s speech on the Make It In America plan, click here.  For more information on the goals and policy recommendations included in the Make It In America plan, click here.
 
First launched in 2010 when our economic recovery was just beginning, Make It In America has been focused on gathering the best ideas and transforming them into policies that Congress can enact to help workers and businesses succeed.  Since its launch, nineteen Make It In America bills have been signed into law, including legislation to cut taxes and provide loans for small businesses, speed up the patent process, train skilled workers, and end tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas.
 
Recognizing the many changes that took place during our recovery, House Democrats held a series of hearings in 2015 called “Make It In America: What’s Next?” to explore new challenges and new opportunities in our economy.  During the hearing series, seventy-seven House Democrats heard testimony from innovators, entrepreneurs, economists, Members of Congress, and others about how the Make It In America plan should be updated to address new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Click here for a look at testimony from the hearings.  It was in these hearings that House Democrats identified the three core areas on which Congress ought to focus.   
 
Realizing that the best ideas would come from outside of Washington, Leader Hoyer and House Democrats embarked on the Make It In America Listening Tour starting in 2017, visiting nine cities across the heartland to hear directly from Americans about the challenges they face and identifying best practices in meeting them.
 
To see the details of the Make It In America plan, click here.
Make It In America Related
As members of Congress have enjoyed a two-week recess, Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House Minority Whip, has been using his spring break to embark on a listening tour and hold fundraisers across snow-covered Wisconsin and Minnesota.
4/7/18
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced the third “Make It In America Listening Tour,” which will travel to the Upper Midwest this week.
4/3/18
Last week, Whip Hoyer led House Democrats on the second Make It In America Listening Tour, visiting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Toledo, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana to hear from Americans about the economic pressures they face, economic initiatives that have worked in their communities, and persistent economic challenges that need to be addressed.
2/26/18
Earlier this week, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) led House Democrats on the second Make It In America listening tour, which traveled across the Industrial Heartland to hear directly from Americans about the economic challenges they face.
2/22/18
This week, President Trump released his fiscal year 2019 budget proposal that sets up our economy to fail and makes it more difficult for middle-class families to get ahead.
2/16/18
Wanted to be sure you saw this morning's article in Roll Call about Whip Hoyer's second Make it in America tour, which is going to the Industrial Heartland this weekend with stops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Toledo, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana, to listen to Americans about the economic pressures they face, economic initiatives that have worked in their communities, and persistent economic challenges that need to be addressed. 
2/16/18
Today, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced the second “Make It In America Listening Tour,” which will travel across the Industrial Heartland this weekend to Pittsburgh, Toledo, and Indianapolis. This follows the first Make It In America Listening Tour, held in November, which visited Las Vegas, Kansas City, and Peoria.
2/15/18
The proposal unveiled today by the Trump Administration is not a serious plan to fix crumbling roads, bridges, airports, seaports, and rail networks or to build the twenty-first century infrastructure needed to boost our economy. 
2/12/18
Over the weekend, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) kicked off the first three events of a Make It In America Listening Tour to hear from workers, business owners, manufacturers, innovators, educators, and others directly about the economic challenges they face.
11/21/17
Wanted to be sure you saw this article in the Wall Street Journal about Whip Hoyer's Make It In America listening tour taking place over the weekend and today.
11/20/17
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spends a good part of the day talking — to constituents, donors, reporters and fellow lawmakers. This weekend he’s vowing to do a little more listening.
11/17/17
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced today that House Democrats are launching the “Make It In America Listening Tour” this weekend.
11/15/17

Thank you, Secretary Rubin.  Thank you to everyone at the Hamilton Project and the Brookings Institution.  And thanks to former Director Orszag and the distinguished panelists who are here today as well.

2/7/17

This week, I was pleased to receive the support of my colleagues and be elected by acclamation as Democratic Whip for the 115th Congress. 

12/2/16

With our economy adding another 156,000 private sector jobs in November, we are continuing to see strong job gains, in large part due to the efforts of Democrats and President Obama in the aftermath of the Great Recession.  

12/2/16

As we recognize National Manufacturing Day, we have an opportunity to recognize the great strides the American manufacturing industry has made in recovering since the Great Recession.

10/7/16

The Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning demonstrates that the solid pace of our jobs recovery is continuing, with September marking six years of continual job growth. 

10/7/16

This week, I released a report that demonstrates how the American economy has performed consistently better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones. 

9/16/16

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for July.

8/5/16

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Democrats today to unveil the Stronger America: A New American Security agenda. 

7/14/16

This week, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered a speech on how Congress can renew the American people's faith in government, indentifying four major proposals to renew trust and confidence in government: campaign finance reform, voting rights, redistricting reform, and government technology. 

7/12/16

This week, House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer delivered a speech on how Congress can renew the American people’s faith in government. 

7/12/16

Wanted to be sure you saw yesterday's article in The Hill on a speech House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered at the Georgetown University Law Center on efforts to renew the American people's faith in government. 

7/12/16

Wanted to be sure you saw today's article in Roll Call on a speech House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered this afternoon at the Georgetown University Law Center on efforts to renew the American people's faith in government. 

7/11/16