I was honored this week when President Obama again acknowledged the great progress we are making here in northeast Ohio. Several years ago we began the Tech Belt Initiative to invest in and reinvigorate the American manufacturing for the 21st Century. 

See the President’s full press conference here


As Co-Chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus, I have led the fight to strengthen America’s manufacturing, establish manufacturing hubs and reform U.S. trade policies. It’s no coincidence that President Obama commended Youngstown’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute last year at the State of the Union Address and again this week at the White House.

The president said it best: “We’ve got to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a fortunate few.”

He reminded the country that as Americans, we have a shared belief in opportunity for all.  I’ll be fighting everyday to push for policies that help Ohio’s middle class. Thank you for your support in helping Ohio’s middle class and growing more manufactruing jobs in the U.S.