Reposted from Manufacturing & Technology News
Richard A. McCormack | February 6, 2013 | M&T News
The U.S. Senate might be more open this year to legislation aimed at improving U.S. manufacturing and reducing the U.S. trade deficit. A number of new senators and those reelected to the chamber ran campaigns that focused on bringing manufacturing back to the United States.
One of the chamber’s new members, Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), says supporting American manufacturing in his campaign had “political potency,” and helped him win against former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., Republican Linda McMahon. During the campaign, Murphy described her as having made millions of dollars by offshoring work to China and Pakistan. “It dovetailed with the similar conversation that was happening in the presidential election,” says Murphy.
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