Rebuilding American Manufacturing and Creating Jobs in Western New York
Louise is dedicated to rebuilding the manufacturing might of Western New York. She has repeatedly opposed trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA that have killed American jobs and while providing little economic benefit in return. Now, we’re up against Republicans in Washington who won’t even consider ending tax breaks for companies that ship American jobs overseas.
Louise is author of major trade legislation that would make sure that we’re exporting more American goods instead of exporting American jobs. She is the sponsor of the Reciprocal Market Access Act, which would finally end the era of giveaway trade by providing US manufacturers with the legal tools they need to ensure that foreign companies compete on fair ground, the Keep America Secure Act, which would ensure that equipment used by our military is American-made, and the The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012, which would fight Against Outsourcing of American Jobs and Export of Strategic Mineral Resources to Iran and China.
In addition to crafting national trade policy, Louise works tirelessly on behalf of local manufacturers. Recently, Louise announced that she had successfully secured initial approval of $25 million to continue advanced fuel cell research- money that will benefit local employer Delphi, and other organizations such as Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Praxair and GM that are all conducting fuel cell research. She has also worked on numerous other federal issues with companies like Harris RF, Hickey Freeman, Firth Rixson and Lonza to help.