Hundreds of Congressional Republicans Voted to Block “Made in America” Manufacturing Funding 171 House Republicans and 31 Senate Republicans voted against the $158 million “Made in America” manufacturing investment in last month’s omnibus bill.

Hundreds of Congressional Republicans Voted to Block “Made in America” Manufacturing Funding

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Hundreds of Congressional Republicans said “Nay” to a major investment in American manufacturing when they voted against the government omnibus spending bill last month.

The government omnibus bill includes $158 million in funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program designed to help US manufacturers stay competitive globally and create jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.

A majority of Republican legislators failed to support the MEP, which will provide small and medium-size manufacturers across the US with resources that enable them to upgrade their technology, improve their production processes, and foster innovation.

Despite their resistance, the omnibus bill passed both the House and the Senate and was signed into law by President Biden on March 15.