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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Rep. Harris Proposes Amendment to Cut $6 Million to Stop Shipping Jobs to China

July 11, 2011
Press Release

 

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Ryan Nawrocki

(202) 441-7940

For Immediate Release: 

July 11, 2011

Rep. Harris Proposes Amendment to Cut $6 Million to Stop Shipping Jobs to China

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., will propose an amendment to the Department of Energy appropriations bill that would cut $6 million from a Department of Energy program which spends the money making factories in China more energy efficient and building windmills in Mexico. The savings from the proposed cut would all be directed to reduce the federal deficit, now over $1.5 trillion dollars.

            “We need to create jobs in America, not China and Mexico,” said Rep. Harris. “Borrowing money from China to pay for Chinese and Mexican jobs is outrageous and that’s why I’m proposing this pro-American jobs amendment. We need to protect American workers and American taxpayers.”

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) International Program would help create programs to make Chinese factories more energy efficient and create wind energy projects in Mexico. In addition, the program would spend money in other countries such as India.

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