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Kinzinger Holds Manufacturing Advisory Committee Meeting

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Washington, January 25, 2018 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) held a meeting with his Manufacturing Advisory Committee to kick off the new year and get an update on issues of concern to leaders in the manufacturing industry.
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OTTAWA, IL – Yesterday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) held a meeting with his Manufacturing Advisory Committee to kick off the new year and get an update on issues of concern to leaders in the manufacturing industry. The focus of the meeting was on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how Congress can craft better manufacturing policies to help improve conditions for manufacturing to thrive in the district, the state, and the country.

The Congressman’s Manufacturing Advisory Committee is made up of 18 community leaders from across the manufacturing spectrum, and across the 16th Congressional District. Following the meeting yesterday afternoon, Congressman Kinzinger released this statement:

“Manufacturing is critical to the 16th District and the State of Illinois, and accounts for nearly 12% of the entire U.S. economy. Our meeting today was productive and informative, and an opportunity to learn about some of the major issues facing our manufacturing industry.  One of the major issues we face is retaining a quality workforce, and I’m hopeful that with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we will preserve more jobs here at home from going overseas as well as create more jobs here at home for American workers to fill. From bonuses to wage increases, and other incentives, retaining our workforce is an issue we must address head on.

“I’m grateful to our Manufacturing Advisory Committee members for taking the time to meet with me today, to share their concerns and ideas, and I thank the Carus Corporation for hosting our first meeting of the year at their facility today. I look forward to our continued work together, and putting together policies here in Congress that reflect the best interests of the IL-16 community.

This Manufacturing Advisory Committee meeting was held at the Carus Corporation in Peru, Illinois. After attending and hosting the meeting with Congressman Kinzinger, Inga Carus released the following statement:

The creation of this council shows that good jobs in Illinois are a priority for Representative Kinzinger. It provides an opportunity for employers to say ‘thank you’ for a new tax code that we are confident will create jobs, and to tell our congressman what else we need to keep manufacturing, and industry that employs over half a million Illinoisans, strong in our state.”   

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