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Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary on Passage of Bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing Innovation Act

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce today issued a statement following the passage of the Revitalize American Manufacturing Innovation (RAMI) Act - bipartisan legislation to create a new National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). 

“I applaud Congress for passing the Revitalize American Manufacturing Innovation (RAMI) Act as part of the Omnibus spending bill, particularly its bipartisan cosponsors, Senators Brown and Blunt and Representatives Reed and Kennedy, as well as Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Mikulski and Chairman Rogers. This legislation authorizes the establishment of a network of up to 15 regional institutes across the country, each focused on a unique technology, material or process relevant to advanced manufacturing. The RAMI Act will also encourage partnership and regional collaboration between communities, the private sector, academia, NGOs, and needed supply chains in order to bring ideas from the lab to market more quickly.