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.