115th Legislation

Legislation Introduced In the 115th 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


Chief Manufacturing Officer Rep. Tim Ryan 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.



Rep. Tom Reed

Leveraging and Energizing America's Apprenticeship Programs Act or the LEAP Act

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a credit against income tax for employees who participate in qualified apprenticeship programs.


Modernizing American Manufacturing Bonds Act Rep. Randy Hultgren  To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify certain rules applicable to qualified small issue manufacturing bonds.


Investing in America's Small Manufacturers Act

Rep. Tim Ryan

To amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the percentage of loans guaranteed for small business concerns that are manufacturers.


To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing

Rep. Bobby Rush

This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE), in awarding grants, to prioritize education and training for energy and manufacturing jobs, including by encouraging state and local education agencies to equip students for those jobs and strengthening DOE programs and labs carrying out workforce development initiatives


Promote Workforce Development for the Advancement of Manufacturers Act of 2017

Rep. Brenda Lawrence This bill 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. The definition of "manufacturing training expenses" includes related course work, certification testing, and essential skill acquisition


Next Generation American Manufacturing Act of 2017

Rep. Jose Serrano  This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax credit for the purchase (during a specified period of between 5 and 10 years based on the incentive needed with respect to each product) of new products certified as assembled in the United States and consisting of at least 60% of components assembled or otherwise arising in the United States.


Buy American Improvment Act of 2017 Rep. Dan Lipinski  Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, in consultation with the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, shall promulgate regulations to standardize and simplify how Federal agencies comply with, report on, and enforce chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (commonly known as the Buy American Act).


Steel Industry Preservation Act

Rep. Mike Kelly

The bill modifies the tax credit for steel industry fuel to:

  • extend the credit period and the placed-in-service date,
  • revise the definition of "steel industry fuel" to allow blends of coal and petroleum coke or other coke feedstock in the fuel,
  • set forth ownership requirements, and
  • specify requirements for treating an owner as producing and selling steel industry fuel.


Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2017 Rep. Rick Larsen

This bill requires the Department 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:

  • enroll in and complete science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, STEM-focused career and technical education courses, and other courses during grades 11 and 12 at a high school served by the LEA that prepares them for community college;
  • enroll in a course of study related to a high-growth skills industry, an in-demand industry or occupation, the manufacturing field, or other vocational or career and technical education field at a community college upon graduating from such high school; and
  • enroll, for a two-year period, in the eligible entity's state apprenticeship program or the joint-labor management training program upon receiving an associate's degree from such community college.


Calling on the President to initiate renegotioation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and further calling on the President to consider Rep. Peter DeFazio Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should: (1) initiate renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by June 1, 2017; (2) ensure that specified provisions are included in the core text of such new agreement with Canada and Mexico that is to replace NAFTA before finalizing the agreement; and (3) consider withdrawing the United States from NAFTA if each such provision is not included in the core text within one year of the beginning of NAFTA's renegotiation.



Rep. Tim Ryan

To amend titles 10 and 41, United States Code, to provide a contracting preference for contractors that retain American jobs and purchase goods and services in the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2264

Make It In America Manufacturing Communities Act

Rep. David Cicilline

To improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing by designating and supporting Manufacturing communities.

H.R. 1623 To repeal the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program. Rep. Steve Russell  
H.R. 357 To require the President to develop and release a comprehensive national strategy to prevent United States employers from overseas outsourcing and offshoring practices that impact the United States workforce. Rep. Cheri Bustos  
H.R. 939 To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to extend and expand the provision requiring the use of iron and steel products that are produced in the United States in projects funded through a State drinking water treatment revolving loan fund. Rep. Cheri Bustos  
H.Res 306

Recognizing the impact of tribology on the United States economy and competitiveness

Rep. Tim Ryan

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. 3240

Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act

Rep. Peter Welch To improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs, and for other purposes
H.R. 2534

Rebuilding American Manufacturing Act of 2017

Rep. Ron Kind This bill 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%). The bill 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. 3068

Invent and Manufacture in America Act

Rep. Mike Kelly To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the research credit for domestic manufacturers.