Video: House Hearing on Strategic Planning for National Manufacturing Competitiveness

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In this video, the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology holds a July 10 hearing on Strategic Planning for National Manufacturing Competitiveness.

The proposed legislation would strike and replace an existing requirement for the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technology to develop a 4-year strategic plan on advanced manufacturing research and development with a national manufacturing competitiveness strategic plan. It calls on the Committee to conduct an analysis of factors that impact the competitiveness and growth of U.S. manufacturing, including: research and development; technology transfer; the manufacturing industrial base for national security; the workforce; trade and intellectual property policies; tax policies; emerging markets; and policies of our global competitors. The goals of the required strategic plan are defined as: promoting growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector; supporting a skilled workforce; enabling innovation and investment in domestic manufacturing; and supporting national security.

Opening Statements

  • Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
  • Research Subcommittee Chairman Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.)


  • Dr. Jonathan Rich, Chairman and CEO, Berry Plastics, Inc.
  • Ms. Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness
  • Mr. Zach Mottl, Chief Alignment Officer, Atlas Tool and Die Works, Inc.