Ottawa Times: Kinzinger talks latest tax bill with manufacturing leaders
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger met with his Manufacturing Advisory Committee to get an update on issues of concerns to leaders in the manufacturing industry Wednesday at the Carus Corporation in Peru.
The focus of the meeting was on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how Congress can craft better manufacturing policies to help improve conditions for manufacturing to thrive in the district, the state and the country, according to a press release issued by Kinzinger's office. The meeting was closed to press.
The Channahon Republican's Manufacturing Advisory Committee is made up of 18 community leaders from across the manufacturing spectrum, and across the 16th Congressional District.
Kinzinger's press statement called manufacturing critical to the 16th District and the state of Illinois, noting manufacturing accounts for 12 percent of the U.S. economy.
"Our meeting (Wednesday) was productive and informative, and an opportunity to learn about some of the major issues facing our manufacturing industry," Kinzinger said in a press statement.
"One of the major issues we face is retaining a quality workforce, and I’m hopeful that with the passage of the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,’ we will preserve more jobs here at home from going overseas as well as create more jobs here at home for American workers to fill. From bonuses to wage increases, and other incentives, retaining our workforce is an issue we must address head on."
After attending and hosting the meeting, Inga Carus released the following statement.
“The creation of this council shows that good jobs in Illinois are a priority for Rep. Kinzinger," she said in the statement. "It provides an opportunity for employers to say ‘thank you’ for a new tax code that we are confident will create jobs, and to tell our congressman what else we need to keep manufacturing, and industry that employs over half a million Illinoisans, strong in our state.”
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