July 17, 2017
The White House is kicking-off “Made in America Week,” re-focusing on President Trump’s “America first” campaign promise from the 2016 election.
This week the president and his administration plan to honor American workers and companies who make products here in the U.S.
The campaign will focus on American values, and is set to continue through the rest of July.
A product showcase will take place on the White House lawn on Monday, highlighting products made in all 50 states.
This comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a measure that would give incentives to increase manufacturing in the U.S.
Several representatives and senators recently introduced the “Invent and Manufacture in America Act”.
This would give a tax credit to companies that conduct research and development in the U.S. as well as manufacture products from that research and development.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the U.S. has lost five million manufacturing jobs since 2000.