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Sen. Cardin Visits English American Tailoring in Westminster

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-MD is co-sponsor of the Bring Jobs Home Act which would provide tax credits to U.S. companies that move production back to the United States.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) visited one of the few remaining clothing manufacturers in Maryland--the English American Tailoring Company in Westminster

The Senator toured the plant and met with workers and management to discuss the need to keep jobs in the United States and to provide American companies with more support so they can compete in the global marketplace a news release reports.   

According to the news release, in the last decade, approximately 2.4 million jobs were shipped overseas. Senator Cardin is a co-sponsor of the Bring Jobs Home Act, S. 3364, which is being considered by the U.S. Senate and would end a 20 percent taxpayer credit provided to companies that move jobs overseas. The bill also provides tax credits to encourage U.S. companies to move production back to the United States.

“American manufacturing is hurting because we have not done enough to support U.S. companies and jobs,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Finance and Budget Committees, in a news release. “That needs to change.”

English American Tailoring, which has 380 unionized workers, was founded more than 100 years ago. 

“Our company, and our 380 workers, are proud to be manufacturing world-class suits in Westminster, Maryland, suits that are sold not only here in the U.S., but also exported across the globe,” said Mark J. Falcone, Divisional President IAG Manufacturing.  

romeo valianti July 21, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Oh My God what a political ploy. Ben Cardin is up for re-election so he has to come up with a gimmick. This guy has been in a elective office since he was in his twenties . He ought to go back and find some other reason than bring back the jobs slogan. America has been loosing jobs for years, GE, Hershey to name a few, other companies left American because of the same people now who are saying bring back the jobs were in public office when companies left American for cheaper wages. For year these same politicans have kept their jobs but its now our turn to say TERM LIMITS, Romeo Valianti
Buck Harmon July 21, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Term limits and more importantly campaign finance reform are needed before our Country can even begin to mend itself...we're severely broken with no end to bad government in sight.

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