Make It In America

Leader Hoyer announces new Make It In America plan to create jobs and expand opportunity
On July 23, House Democratic Whip 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 past 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 Whip Hoyer’s speech unveiling the new 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, Whip 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 new Make It In America plan, click here.
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