WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today applauded the unanimous passage of the “Revitalize American Manufacturing And Innovation Act” in the U.S. House Committee on Science on Friday, the final hurdle before a vote in the full U.S. House of Representatives.

The bipartisan bill was introduced by U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (N.Y.) and Joe Kennedy (Mass.) in the House and by Blunt and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) in the Senate in August 2013, and passed the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee by voice vote in April 2014. The bill would strengthen American innovation and position the United States as the global leader in advanced manufacturing by establishing a Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NMI). For more information on the bill, please click here.

“I’m pleased this important bipartisan jobs bill has passed the Science Committee in the House and will now move forward to the full House for a vote,” Blunt said. “I thank my House colleagues for their work to revitalize American manufacturing and innovation in an increasingly global economy, and I’ll keep working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress to pass pro-growth policies that put more Americans back to work.”

Blunt serves as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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