Congress is embracing innovation

CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield testified on the CBCs 2020 Initiative at the “Make It In America: What’s next?” hearing, on July 09, 2015. Chief deputy whips and industry leaders in the Democratic Caucus testified to plans for workers to make it in America in 2015 and beyond. The experts said the success of all Americans is tied to aligning public policy with the innovations provided by the sharing and innovation economies.  They went on to say that increasing access to vocational trades such as welding and green building maintenance, and preparing the physical and cyber infrastructure of our cities and towns will benefit the people living and working in these new economies.

Panel members suggested that the American economies need youth and students who have access to STEAM education that will prepare them to function as innovators. This hearing represents the first in a series of hearings that will be held on the theme, making it in America, which refers to manufacturing, physical, cyber, and human capital infrastructure. The Obama Administration has signed 16 Make It in America bills into law since 2009. In addition to the Chairman Butterfield who testified, the Making It in America committee included CBC Members Congressmen Al Green, Sheila Jackson Lee, and John Lewis.

“Having achieved significant economic recovery gains we must now ask ourselves how can we adapt to help address the employment challenges we face and lay the groundwork for global prosperity in the future… Making it in America is about more than traditional manufacturing…Our primary goals is making sure that everyone who works hard and takes responsibility can in fact make it in America. “ Committee Chair, Congressman Steny Hoyer, who presided over the hearing.

Congressman Butterfield began his remarks by thanking the committee chair for the opportunity to speak and acknowledging the work and contributions of his fellow panelists. A strong advocate of growing the innovation economy in the areas of immigration, cyber security, and patent reform as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for nearly nine years, Congressman Butterfield said Congress, the Administration, and the private sector must all be equal partners in developing policies on emerging technologies and not stifle them.

The enhanced support for innovation and vocational activities will help veterans to enjoy additional opportunities to find gainful employment regardless of their level of education.

CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield testified on the CBCs 2020 Initiative at the “Make It In America: What’s next,” hearing, on July 09, 2015.  Chief deputy whips and industry leaders in the Democratic Caucus testified to plans for workers to make it in America in 2015 and beyond.  In addition to the Chairman Butterfield who testified, the Making It in America committee included CBC Members Congressmen Al Green, Sheila Jackson Lee, and John Lewis.

CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield testified on the CBCs 2020 Initiative at the “Make It In America: What’s next,” hearing, on July 09, 2015. Chief deputy whips and industry leaders in the Democratic Caucus testified to plans for workers to make it in America in 2015 and beyond. In addition to the Chairman Butterfield who testified, the Making It in America committee included CBC Members Congressmen Al Green, Sheila Jackson Lee, and John Lewis.

The experts said the success of all Americans is tied to aligning public policy with the innovations provided by the sharing and innovation economies.  They went on to say that increasing access to vocational trades, and preparing the physical and cyber infrastructure of our cities and towns will benefit the people living and working in these new economies.   Panel members suggested that the American economies need youth and students who have access to STEAM education that will prepare them to function as innovators.  This hearing represents the first in a series of hearings that will be held on the theme, making it in America, which refers to manufacturing, physical, cyber, and human capital infrastructure. The Obama Administration has signed 16 Make It in America bills into law since 2009.

“The experts said the success of all Americans is tied to aligning public policy with the innovations provided by the sharing and innovation economies. They went on to say that increasing access to vocational trades, and preparing the physical and cyber infrastructure of our cities and towns will benefit the people living and working in these new economies.
Panel members suggested that the American economies need youth and students who have access to STEAM education that will prepare them to function as innovators. This hearing represents the first in a series of hearings that will be held on the theme, making it in America, which refers to manufacturing, physical, cyber, and human capital infrastructure. The Obama Administration has signed 16 Make It in America bills into law since 2009.