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February 06

Jobs and Innovation Forum on American Manufacturing

2322 Rayburn, 3:00am

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing efforts to promote job creation and economic growth, the Energy and Commerce Committee held an installment of the Jobs and Innovation Forum Series with a focus on American manufacturing. A panel of experts and job creators discussed the obstacles and opportunities facing American manufacturers today. The United States currently has the world’s largest manufacturing economy, but various regulations and policies are threatening this vital sector. Manufacturing has been hard hit by this recession, with jobs declining from 13.4 million in 2008 to 11.5 million in 2010.

Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) hosted the forum on February 6, 2012. Members of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and other panel members engaged in a roundtable discussion to explore how to make it easier to make it in America.

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Members of the public were encouraged to participate in the discussion and submit their questions to the panelists online through facebook and twitter.

What:   Jobs and Innovation Forum: Making it Easier to Make it in America
When:   Monday, February 6 @ 3 p.m. ET
Who:Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM);
William Holt, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Corporation;
Dr. John Langford, CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences;
Mike Baker, Executive Director, Kentucky Aluminum Network; Director, Hancock County Industrial Foundation;
Liat Tala, Owner, Tala Enterprises (U.S. apparel manufacturer);
Sam Harwell, President & CEO, Big Time Toys;
Susan Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University; former Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (2007-09); and
Republican Members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade


Click here to view a related press release on the forum.