ICYMI: Extreme House Freedom Caucus Agenda Would Sabotage American Manufacturing and Hurt American Workers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2023
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ICYMI: EXTREME HOUSE FREEDOM CAUCUS AGENDA WOULD SABOTAGE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING AND HURT AMERICAN WORKERS
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this month, Congressional Republicans in the House Freedom Caucus released an extreme budget proposal that would send manufacturing jobs overseas and hurt American workers. Their plan would undo the historic manufacturing job creation we’ve seen under President Biden’s leadership, eliminate valuable job training programs, and prevent workers from getting the back pay they’re owed. Unlike this MAGA plan, President Biden’s agenda is investing in America to create good-paying union jobs – and workers are seeing the benefits.
“Republicans in Congress are hellbent on sabotaging American manufacturing,” said Building Back Together spokesperson Eileen Garcia. “Their MAGA agenda sends American jobs overseas, eliminates training opportunities, and robs workers of back pay. American workers are seeing the direct benefits of President Biden’s efforts to build our economy from the bottom up and middle out – but this extreme MAGA proposal would undo that progress. Unlike Republicans in Congress, the president is delivering for working families, and he has the record to prove it.”
The House Freedom Caucus agenda hurts American manufacturing by:
- Sending jobs overseas – Republicans in Congress have proposed repealing the Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Biden, which creates millions of jobs here at home. Republicans in Congress want to kill these jobs, sending them overseas.
- Cutting job training programs – The MAGA agenda would deny job training and employment services to 750,000 American workers, and prevent 100,000 workers from getting Registered Apprenticeships.
- Robbing workers of back pay – Republicans in Congress want to weaken accountability for employers who withhold back pay from workers, meaning an estimated 135,000 workers would lose an average of $1,000 in back wages that they’re owed.