State of Virginia secondary Archives: on Free Trade


Tom Perriello: Protect American manufacturing jobs from shipping overseas

Rep. Tom Perriello again stood up for American workers today by voting for H.R. 5982, a bill that would have created and protected American construction and manufacturing jobs by closing the tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas. This was a fully paid-for bill to benefit the middle and working class, but the bill failed to pass the House after Republicans chose to stand with corporations that outsource jobs.

"Here we had a chance to remove a major regulatory burden on small business and close a horrible tax loophole that sends American jobs to foreign soil," said Rep. Perriello. H.R. 5982 would have finally closed the tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas. The manufacturing sector has lost over 2 million jobs since the beginning of the recession, and from 2001-2008 Central and Southern Virginia lost nearly 6,000 manufacturing jobs to China. Closing these job-killing loopholes has been a top priority of Rep. Perriello.

Source: 2010 VA House campaign website Perriello.house.gov Jul 30, 2010

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