House Democrats have introduced legislation calling on President-elect Trump to lay out the details behind his plans to address the outsourcing of American jobs and his pledge to bring back the U.S. manufacturing base — emphasizing that they stand ready to work with Trump on the issue once he shows commitment to create “serious” policy.
[Daily News| January 11, 2016 |Inside US Trade]
The Overseas Outsourcing Accountability Act (H.R. 357), sponsored by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and co-sponsored by 24 other House Democrats, was crafted “to require the President to develop and release a comprehensive national strategy to prevent United States employers from overseas outsourcing and offshoring practices that impact the United States workforce,” according to a summary of the bill.
Trump has said that major trade deals have decimated the manufacturing sector, and he has threatened large taxes on companies that offshore jobs and then try to sell products back into the U.S. market, but Democrats in Congress want more details on his broader plans to retain jobs.