This week, the US Senate has a chance to get it right -- to put an end to tax breaks for American businesses that move jobs overseas and reward those that create jobs here at home.
For decades, middle class families have lost ground due to unfair trade deals and a tax system that has led to the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries. That is why I've worked across party lines and led the fight to crack down on China's unfair trade practices that costs Wisconsin manufacturing jobs. Now we need to stop rewarding companies that ship jobs overseas and start bringing jobs back so we can restore the economic security the middle class has lost.
The Bring Jobs Home Act, up for a vote this week on the floor of the US Senate, MUST be passed. I've supported the measure in Congress because I know it will finally place the incentive where it belongs -- with employers who bring jobs back to Wisconsin. Unfortunately, our House bill has been stalled by my Republican colleagues in Congress and the filibuster-happy Republicans in the Senate are likely to put Washington politics ahead of progress for Wisconsin.
I believe that we need to build a "Made in Wisconsin" economy and the Bring Jobs Home Act will also help strengthen our manufacturing economy. The time is now to start shipping American goods abroad, not American jobs.