PORTLAND -- U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) visited a Portland business Wednesday to help bring attention to the Made in America Manufacturing Act.
Merkley held a press conference at AmFor Electronics, in North Portland, to call on Congress to pass the legislation, which focuses on boosting manufacturing in the United States.
The bill would give grants of up to $20 million to businesses for carrying out new manufacturing opportunities, including increased exports and expanded domestic supply chains.
The bill was introduced in January by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Merkley is one of its six co-sponsors.