Council On Competitiveness To Hold Congressional Briefing In Conjunction With U.S. House Of Representatives Manufacturing Caucus
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Competitiveness and the U.S. House of Representatives Manufacturing Caucus will assess the "smart, safe, sustainable and surging" state of manufacturing in the United States and address the critical actions that both the private and public sectors must take to foster breakthrough innovations, rapid commercialization and manufacturing at scale. The briefing will take place in the Gold Room on Tuesday, May 8 at 9:00 AM EDT. Rayburn 2168. The Council, whose members lead the nation's industries, labor unions, cutting edge universities and research labs, is fueling a United States manufacturing movement. Its success is essential to the nation's economic security. By bringing some of the country's top stakeholders to Capitol Hill, and engaging U.S. lawmakers, the Council underscores how critical Congress is to this effort.
Moderating the panel: Deborah L. Wince Smith, president & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness. Joining her are Pierre L. Gauthier, president and CEO, Alstom US and Canada; Thomas Mason, director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Charles W. Steger, president, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and Terrence Urbanek, international representative, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters.
Ms. Wince-Smith says the broader the engagement, the stronger the momentum: "I want to thank the House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs, Congressman Manzullo from Illinois and Congressman Tim Ryan from Ohio, for working with us today to bring the Council on Competitiveness manufacturing voices to their Hill colleagues and staff. Representatives Manzullo and Ryan know these issues well, and they have elevated to a national imperative the policies we need to grow our manufacturing base and to keep America competitive. We look forward to working with them and with the members of the caucus on these critical issues moving forward."
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