(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) introduced the Advancing New and Advanced Materials Study Act, legislation that promotes a national strategy on the development and adoption of new advanced materials that are used throughout the U.S. economy, particularly in the manufacturing, research, and national defense sectors.
"Indiana is home to more than 540,000 manufacturing jobs – contributing more than $102 billion to the gross state product. As technology continues to advance, it is important that we support the development and use of new and advanced materials in the United States to improve our competitiveness in the global marketplace, which will support our economy and national security.
“Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a number of vulnerabilities to the United States’ manufacturing sector’s supply chain, including our reliance on China. This legislation would help identify and mitigate risks to the supply chain and put forward recommendations on how to best address them and beat China, which will enable the United States to secure our economic future and maintain our leadership in emerging technology.”