17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced a bill that aims to boost American manufacturing jobs. The American Jobs Matter Act would allow businesses applying for federal contracts to include how their bids would create or retain American jobs. Bustos says that would help keep more jobs in the US and help local businesses"
Bustos says "there are many business that the Rockford arsenal, and in Rockford and in Peoria and other places all throughout our district that specialize in government contracting that could benefit from this legislation. My bill gives American owned and based businesses an opportunity to compete against larger foreign based corporations."
Bustos’s legislation is being included in Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer’s “Make It In America” initiative that rolls out this week.