June 19, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, has announced that following her successful push, her bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act, which would help create new manufacturing jobs and invest in local economies throughout New York State, has passed the Senate. Gillibrand’s legislation was included in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the Senate yesterday evening.
“Our manufacturers have been working hard to revive New York’s economy, and I’m very proud to announce that last night, the Senate passed my bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This bill would help unlock federal funds for communities all over New York State who want to revive their manufacturing sectors, and those funds would be used to invest in workers, grow local economies, and create new jobs so that New York can stay competitive with the rest of the world. Now we are one step closer to passing this important bill into law, and I encourage all New Yorkers to keep speaking out until we get it passed.”
Gillibrand’s bipartisan legislation would help create new jobs and boost local economies across New York State by designating regions as “Manufacturing Communities.” This legislation would create a program for new dedicated federal funding and technical assistance to New York communities that are awarded this designation. Communities would receive federal assistance to grow their manufacturing sectors and help revive their local economy. This program would strengthen the ability for communities across the country to develop and manufacture cutting-edge technology that is foundational to the nation’s defense and manufacturing competitiveness.
This program is based on Gillibrand’s bipartisan Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act, which is cosponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME), Susan M. Collins (R-ME), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).