Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's TV program Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, yesterday testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's hearing on "Manufacturing Our Way to a Stronger Economy" in support of U.S. manufacturing jobs and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers' (AEM) I Make America campaign. In his testimony, Mr. Rowe described his experiences working with manufacturers and skilled laborers across America, his personal initiatives in support of jobs creation, and the importance of paved roads and reliable bridges.
In his written testimony, Rowe said, "I am ready, able, and eager to partner with the federal government to help reconnect our country to the importance of manufacturing and skilled labor."
In addition, he demonstrated his support of the I Make America campaign stating he was proud to join forces with AEM "...for the launch of I Make America, a national grassroots campaign to promote U.S. manufacturing jobs through infrastructure investment and the passage of export agreements."
For Mr. Rowe's complete remarks and to view video of the hearing starting at minute :68 click here.
"We are fortunate and proud to partner with Mike on the I Make America campaign, and in his support of U.S. manufacturing policies that help create American jobs," said AEM President Dennis Slater.
"AEM and I Make America commend Senators Rockefeller and Hutchison for holding this hearing and for their ongoing commitment to support policies that promote infrastructure investment and job creation in the manufacturing sector across the U.S.," he added.
To learn more about I Make America, visit us at www.IMakeAmerica.com. Submit a photo to the newly launched Picture a Better America Photo Contest at www.IMakeAmerica.com/photocontest to win a $250 prize and to help drive home for your elected officials the reality of America's crumbling infrastructure and showcase the hard-working men and women that make and grow America.