Conference Report on H.R. 644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015by Representative Jackie Walorski
Posted on 2015-12-11
WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the
conference report before us. Manufacturing is critical to the Hoosier
economy and my district. A study by the Economic Policy Institute found
that manufacturing jobs account for almost 17 percent of all jobs in
Indiana. That is the highest rate in the Nation. Manufacturing jobs
account for 23.1 percent of the jobs in my district, second highest in
This legislation will make our manufacturers so much more competitive by eliminating the red tape and removing supply chain bottlenecks. It provides new tools to tackle evasion of U.S. trade remedies and intellectual property theft.
To be sure, I would like to have seen a new miscellaneous tariff bill process, and I thank the new chairman for his commitment to finding a path forward on that. But, Mr. Speaker, I wholeheartedly urge my colleagues to support this legislation that will help manufacturers in my district and across the country.