114th Legislation

Legislation Introduced In the 114th Session of Congress to Promote U.S. Manufacturing

“NOTE: This listing of manufacturing-related bills does not imply an endorsement by the House Manufacturing Caucus. If there is a manufacturing-related bill not on this list which you believe should be included, please email the Caucus staff."

Bill Bill Name Sponsor Bill Description
H.R.344 Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act Rep. Suzan K. DelBene Directs the Secretary of Labor, as part of the Veteran's Workforce Investment Program, to carry out a five-year pilot program (to be known as the Veterans Manufacturing Employment Program) to award competitive grants to three states for the establishment and administration of a State Manufacturing Employment Program to make grants to manufacturing employers and labor-management organizations that provide training, on-job training, apprenticeships, and certification classes to eligible veterans.
H.Res.446 Expressing support for designation of October 2 as "National Manufacturing Day" Rep. Debbie Dingell Recognizes the critical role manufacturing plays in the U.S. economy creating good paying jobs that help support working families. Supports the designation of National Manufacturing Day that honors the hardworking men and women of the U.S. manufacturing sector
H.Res.547 Expressing support for designation of December 3, 2015, as the "National Day of 3D Printing" Rep. Bill Foster Supports the designation of a National Day of 3D Printing. Recognizes the economic impact of 3D printing and its positive implications for the U.S. advanced manufacturing sector. Encourages the promotion and celebration of 3D printing technology.
H.R.565 Stepping Up to STEM Education Act Rep. Michael M. Honda To stimulate collaboration with respect to, and provide for coordination and coherence of, the Nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education initiatives, and for other purposes.
H.R.985 Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015 Rep. Brett Guthrie This bill directs the Secretary of Commerce to issue orders applicable to manufacturers of concrete masonry products. Any such order must provide for the establishment of a Concrete Masonry Products Board to carry out a program of promotion, research, and information regarding concrete masonry products. Manufacturers and importers shall maintain, and make available, specified records. 
H.R.1441 Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty To emphasize manufacturing in engineering programs by directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in coordination with other appropriate Federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation, to designate United States manufacturing universities.
H.R.1622 National Fab Lab Network Act of 2015 Rep. Bill Foster To provide a Federal charter to the Fab Foundation for the National Fab Lab Network, a national network of local digital fabrication facilities providing community access to advanced manufacturing tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses, and producing personalized products.
H.R.1806 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 Rep. Lamar Smith Establishes, revises, and extends specified science and technology and energy research programs and activities. Authorizes appropriations for FY2016-FY2017 for: (1) the National Science Foundation (NSF), (2) the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), (3) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and (4) the Department of Energy (DOE) for activities of the Office of Science and the Office of Electricity.
H.R.1970 Promote Workforce Development for the Advancement of Manufacturers Act of 2015 Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow manufacturing employers located in the United States a business-related tax credit for the manufacturing training expenses of their employees. Includes within the definition of "manufacturing training expenses" related course work, certification testing, and essential skill acquisition.
H.R.2224 Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2015 Rep. Rick Larsen Directs the Secretary of Education to award grants to 10 eligible entities (partnerships among a local educational agency (LEA), a community college, and a state apprentice program or a joint-labor management training program) to carry out a program for students to:take science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses and STEM-focused Career and Technical Education courses and other courses during grades 11 and 12 at a secondary school; enroll in a course of study related to the manufacturing field at the community college upon graduating from the secondary school;
H.R.2608 Manufacturing Reinvestment Account Act of 2015 Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish tax-exempt manufacturing reinvestment accounts (MRAs) for taxpayers engaged in a manufacturing business. Allows such manufacturers to make tax deductible cash payments into an MRA of the lesser of their domestic manufacturing gross receipts for the taxable year or $500,000.
H.R.2970 Rebuilding American Manufacturing Act of 2015 Rep. Ron Kind Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers engaged in domestic manufacturing in the United States a tax deduction equal to 50.5% (43% for C corporations) of the lesser of their domestic manufacturing income or their taxable income for the taxable year (thus effectively reducing their income tax rate to approximately 20%). Limits the amount of such deduction to 25% of such taxpayer's qualifying domestic investment (defined as the sum of the taxpayer's W-2 wages and certain allowable tax deductions, excluding any amounts not properly allocable to the taxpayer's domestic manufacturing gross receipts)
H.R.3304 Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2015 Rep. Matt Cartwright To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers.
H.R.3959 Innovate America Act Rep. Matt Cartwright To support innovation, and for other purposes.The Department of Education, in coordination with the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), shall award grants, on a competitive basis, to state educational agencies to establish or expand the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science (STEM) secondary schools in the United States from approximately 100 to approximately 200. The Department of Commerce must establish a manufacturing assistance program for small and medium-sized domestic manufacturers to promote the manufacturing of goods in the United States and enable them to be competitive in global markets.
H.R.4505 Make It In America Manufacturing Communities Act Rep. David Cicilline This bill establishes a program to improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing by designating consortiums as manufacturing communities and authorizing federal agencies to provide them with financial and technical assistance
H.R.4803 Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016 Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney To increase the participation of historically underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and industry.
H.R.4923 American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 Rep. Kevin Brady The U.S. International Trade Commission shall conduct a process, meeting specified requirements, for the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions; and report to Congress on the effects of duty suspensions and reductions enacted pursuant to this Act on producers, purchasers, and consumers in the United States. The bill prescribes requirements for publication by specified congressional committees of a list of limited tariff benefits contained in a miscellaneous tariff bill.
H.R.5288 Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act Rep. Matt Cartwright To provide for the establishment of clean technology consortia to enhance the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States by promoting domestic development, manufacture, and deployment of clean technologies, and for other purposes
H.R.5679 Pre-College Engineering Education Act Reps. Tim Ryan and Tom Reed This Act establishes a grant program at the National Science Foundation to encourage States and local school districts to develop and implement sustainable engineering education programs in elementary and secondary schools through public-private partnerships.
H. Res. 916 Impact of Tribology on Manufacturing Reps. Tim Ryan and Dan Lipinski Recognizing the impact of tribology on the United States economy and competitiveness in providing solutions to critical technical problems in manufacturing, energy production and use, transportation vehicles and infrastructure, greenhouse gas emissions, defense and homeland security, health care, mining safety and reliability, and space exploration, among others, and recognizing the need for increased research and development investments in tribology and related fields.
H. R. 6160 Chief Manufacturing Offier Reps. Tim Ryan and Tom Reed To establish the United States Chief Manufacturing Officer in the Executive Office of the President with the responsibility of developing a national manufacturing strategy to revitalize the manufacturing sector, spur economic growth, and expand United States competitiveness, and for other purposes.