Manufacturing is one of the key drivers of the American economy, and Wisconsin is one of the top manufacturing states in the country. The Sixth District in particular is home to many large and small manufacturing operations and currently provides more manufacturing jobs than any other Congressional District. Unfortunately, many challenges face the manufacturing sector, especially in the global economy that we live in. Costly, needless and overly-complicated government regulations handed down from bureaucrats in Washington are some of the top issues. As your voice in Congress, I will always advocate for Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector and the tens of thousands of constituents that work in this critical industry. Cutting regulations, keeping the job-saving Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and making our manufacturing sector more globally competitive are among my top goals to help manufacturing in Wisconsin continue to thrive.
In addition to ensuring the success of manufacturing today, we must also invest in tomorrow. As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, I have made it my priority to ensure that our children have access to a high quality education, including career and technical education. Young people are far too often discouraged to take this route, but by supporting job training programs, apprenticeships and career and technical education, we are increasing opportunities for young Wisconsinites to fill well-paying, high demand jobs that employers are eager to fill.