Chattanooga, TN — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) announced the introduction of a bipartisan resolution to recognize the first Friday of October as Manufacturing Day. The day – which falls on October 6th this year – recognizes the importance of manufacturing to the United States and East Tennessee. According to recent data, manufacturers contribute $2.79 trillion to the U.S. economy and employ nearly 13 million people across the country.
“Manufacturing is a crucial part of our economy that creates good-paying jobs, increases economic growth, and allows workers to learn and develop new skills. We should set aside a day to highlight America’s manufacturing sector and the hardworking men and women who work every day in domestic manufacturing,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “I’m proud to join my colleagues to introduce this bipartisan resolution and vow to continue to work in Congress to strengthen and support American manufacturing.”
“I’m proud to represent almost 35,000 hardworking Americans who are employed by manufacturers in California’s 35th Congressional District, and the goods we produce in the Inland Empire are used across the globe,” said Congresswoman Torres. “Manufacturing is critical to the economic prosperity of our community, state, and the rest of the United States. By recognizing Manufacturing Day, Congress can show its commitment to ensuring manufacturers will drive our economy forward for decades to come.”
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://fleischmann.house.gov/media/press-releases/icymi-congressman-fleischmann-congresswoman-torres-introduce-bipartisan-resolution-to-recognize-october-6-2023-as-manufacturing-day