U.S. House Unanimously Passes Spanberger-Backed Bill to Help Increase American Manufacturing, Strengthen U.S. Supply Chains

The Bipartisan “Critical Infrastructure Manufacturing Feasibility Act” Would Require the Secretary of Commerce to Identify How the United States Can Increase Domestic Manufacturing of Key Critical Infrastructure Components

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives this week unanimously passed U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan bill to help manufacture more goods in the United States and strengthen domestic supply chains.

Co-led by Spanberger, the Critical Infrastructure Manufacturing Feasibility Act would require the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct a study on the feasibility of manufacturing more goods in the United States — in particular, products that are key to our critical infrastructure sectors. Specifically, the study would determine the products that are in high demand across supply chains within each sector, must currently be imported due to domestic manufacturing and supply chain constraints, and have the potential to be manufactured in the United States — with a focus on manufacturing these products in rural areas.

“Our country is stronger when the products the American people buy and the materials that keep our critical infrastructure strong are made in the USA. When American workers make our goods on American assembly lines, we keep innovation, economic growth, and success on our shores,” said Spanberger. “This legislation would help strengthen our local economies, support our rural communities, and make sure the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America remain leaders in manufacturing. I urge my colleagues in the U.S. Senate to follow suit and provide the tools we need to build up the critical infrastructure that keeps our country running.”

Along with Spanberger, the Critical Infrastructure Manufacturing Feasibility Act is led in the U.S. House by U.S. Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D. (R-IA-01), Annie Kuster (D-NH-02), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA-08) and Bill Johnson (R-OH-06).

Click here to read the full bill text.

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