Text: H.Con.Res.28 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/27/2019)

1st Session
H. CON. RES. 28

Expressing support for designation of the first Friday of October as “Manufacturing Day”.


March 27, 2019

Mr. Ryan (for himself and Mr. Reed) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


Expressing support for designation of the first Friday of October as “Manufacturing Day”.

    Whereas according to the most recent data, manufacturers contributed $2.18 trillion to the economy, accounting for 11.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP);

    Whereas this figure has risen steadily over the past decade, from $1.70 trillion in 2009;

    Whereas manufacturers in the United States are a significant driver of innovation, spending $211.7 billion on research and development in 2016;

    Whereas more than 12.8 million people in the United States (or 8 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing, while many millions more jobs are supported through the supply chain and related industries;

    Whereas in 2017, on average, manufacturing workers in the United States earned more than the average worker in all industries;

    Whereas the number of skilled, family wage jobs in this sector is increasing, presenting the opportunity to promote the benefits of a career in manufacturing to young people and their parents; and

    Whereas the first Friday of October would be an appropriate date to designate as “Manufacturing Day”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress supports the designation of “Manufacturing Day”.