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Steny Hoyer

A manufacturing agenda

Given that it's an election year, it's not surprising to hear candidates for office describe U.S. manufacturing as being in decline. Donald Trump isn't the first to pledge a turn-around or to make "America great again." The reality of U.S. manufacturing is, however, quite different: Job openings in the sector are at a 15-year high, and layoffs are down significantly. Manufacturing is, for lack of a better description, booming.

That's why Rep. Steny Hoyer's call for a bipartisan approach to encourage further growth in U.S. manufacturing is right on point. Mr. Hoyer made his comments this week at the ceremonial opening of The Foundery, the manufacturing incubator for...