National Manufacturing Day, 2019, 53983-53984 [2019-22159]

Download as PDF 53983 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 195 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9941 of October 3, 2019 The President National Manufacturing Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Manufacturing is a pillar of the American economy, and the hard work and ingenuity of America’s manufacturers and manufacturing workers bolster the strength of our Nation. On National Manufacturing Day, we recognize the individuals who drive this vital sector of our economy, and we recommit to restoring the glory of our proud heritage as a Nation of industrious builders of world-class products. Manufacturing spurs innovation and fuels economic growth, providing all Americans with opportunities to prosper and thrive. My Administration has worked tirelessly to promote increased opportunities for manufacturers and manufacturing workers after years of neglect. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, capital investment deductions, strong trade policies, and focused deregulations have all strengthened American businesses. Our policies and actions are delivering real results, with our economy having already added more than 512,000 manufacturing jobs since my election. In communities across our Nation, American workers and families are reaping the benefits of this industrial boom, with nominal average hourly earnings rising 3.2 percent over the past 12 months and the unemployment rate falling to a 50-year low. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PRESDOC0 Along with many great benefits, our flourishing job market also presents new challenges. With more than 7 million open jobs in July, ensuring workers have access to the equipment and skills training they need to secure and thrive in high-demand jobs is critical to our Nation’s continued prosperity. To accomplish this, I have increased apprenticeship opportunities, including through the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. Last year, I also established the President’s National Council for the American Worker. The council supports and promotes education programs that provide workers with the technical knowledge needed in today’s economy. American employers and manufacturers are rising to the challenge, and more than 350 organizations have signed our Pledge to America’s Workers to provide more than 14 million employment and training opportunities for American workers. I am also renegotiating one-sided trade deals to ensure that American workers and manufacturers compete on a level playing field with foreign competitors. In 2018, I signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), delivering on the promise I made to the American people to renegotiate the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Once approved by the Congress, the USMCA will rebalance trade on our continent to once again benefit American producers, creating an estimated 50,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector alone. We have also amended the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to include key provisions that enable increased American exports and protect high-paying manufacturing jobs in our Nation’s auto industry. And just this past month, we renegotiated how international postal rates are set in order to ensure fairness for smalland medium-size American manufacturing companies. For too long, other nations have exploited the pioneering spirit of our country’s entrepreneurs. My Administration is standing up to these bad actors around the world to protect American intellectual property, including VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:19 Oct 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08OCD0.SGM 08OCD0 53984 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / Presidential Documents innovative manufacturing techniques and new technology developed in the United States. In order to maintain our competitive edge in an increasingly global and technology-driven economy, we must protect the advancements and breakthroughs in industry that are vital to sustaining recent successes and accelerating growth. That is why we will continue working to put an end to intellectual property theft and other abusive practices through strong enforcement of our trade laws and efforts to strengthen our cyber infrastructure. We will never stop working to protect the American ingenuity that powers our robust economy and bolsters our national defense. The American workforce and manufacturing industry are the best in the world, and my Administration refuses to allow them to be left behind. The unrivaled work ethic of our tenacious working men and women will always set the global standard for workmanship and resourcefulness. Today, we celebrate the renaissance in American manufacturing that is restoring our country’s dominance in global and domestic markets, and we recommit to building on these achievements in the years to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 4, 2019, as National Manufacturing Day. I call upon all Americans to celebrate the entrepreneurs, innovators, and workers in manufacturing who are making our communities strong. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 8, 2019)]
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Vol. 84

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No. 195

October 8, 2019

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Proclamation 9941--National Manufacturing Day, 2019


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Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 195 / Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9941 of October 3, 2019

                
National Manufacturing Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Manufacturing is a pillar of the American economy, and 
                the hard work and ingenuity of America's manufacturers 
                and manufacturing workers bolster the strength of our 
                Nation. On National Manufacturing Day, we recognize the 
                individuals who drive this vital sector of our economy, 
                and we recommit to restoring the glory of our proud 
                heritage as a Nation of industrious builders of world-
                class products.

                Manufacturing spurs innovation and fuels economic 
                growth, providing all Americans with opportunities to 
                prosper and thrive. My Administration has worked 
                tirelessly to promote increased opportunities for 
                manufacturers and manufacturing workers after years of 
                neglect. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, capital investment 
                deductions, strong trade policies, and focused 
                deregulations have all strengthened American 
                businesses. Our policies and actions are delivering 
                real results, with our economy having already added 
                more than 512,000 manufacturing jobs since my election. 
                In communities across our Nation, American workers and 
                families are reaping the benefits of this industrial 
                boom, with nominal average hourly earnings rising 3.2 
                percent over the past 12 months and the unemployment 
                rate falling to a 50-year low.

                Along with many great benefits, our flourishing job 
                market also presents new challenges. With more than 7 
                million open jobs in July, ensuring workers have access 
                to the equipment and skills training they need to 
                secure and thrive in high-demand jobs is critical to 
                our Nation's continued prosperity. To accomplish this, 
                I have increased apprenticeship opportunities, 
                including through the Task Force on Apprenticeship 
                Expansion. Last year, I also established the 
                President's National Council for the American Worker. 
                The council supports and promotes education programs 
                that provide workers with the technical knowledge 
                needed in today's economy. American employers and 
                manufacturers are rising to the challenge, and more 
                than 350 organizations have signed our Pledge to 
                America's Workers to provide more than 14 million 
                employment and training opportunities for American 
                workers.

                I am also renegotiating one-sided trade deals to ensure 
                that American workers and manufacturers compete on a 
                level playing field with foreign competitors. In 2018, 
                I signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 
                (USMCA), delivering on the promise I made to the 
                American people to renegotiate the outdated North 
                American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Once approved by 
                the Congress, the USMCA will rebalance trade on our 
                continent to once again benefit American producers, 
                creating an estimated 50,000 jobs in the manufacturing 
                sector alone. We have also amended the United States-
                Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) to include key 
                provisions that enable increased American exports and 
                protect high-paying manufacturing jobs in our Nation's 
                auto industry. And just this past month, we 
                renegotiated how international postal rates are set in 
                order to ensure fairness for small- and medium-size 
                American manufacturing companies.

                For too long, other nations have exploited the 
                pioneering spirit of our country's entrepreneurs. My 
                Administration is standing up to these bad actors 
                around the world to protect American intellectual 
                property, including

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                innovative manufacturing techniques and new technology 
                developed in the United States. In order to maintain 
                our competitive edge in an increasingly global and 
                technology-driven economy, we must protect the 
                advancements and breakthroughs in industry that are 
                vital to sustaining recent successes and accelerating 
                growth. That is why we will continue working to put an 
                end to intellectual property theft and other abusive 
                practices through strong enforcement of our trade laws 
                and efforts to strengthen our cyber infrastructure. We 
                will never stop working to protect the American 
                ingenuity that powers our robust economy and bolsters 
                our national defense.

                The American workforce and manufacturing industry are 
                the best in the world, and my Administration refuses to 
                allow them to be left behind. The unrivaled work ethic 
                of our tenacious working men and women will always set 
                the global standard for workmanship and 
                resourcefulness. Today, we celebrate the renaissance in 
                American manufacturing that is restoring our country's 
                dominance in global and domestic markets, and we 
                recommit to building on these achievements in the years 
                to come.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 4, 2019, as 
                National Manufacturing Day. I call upon all Americans 
                to celebrate the entrepreneurs, innovators, and workers 
                in manufacturing who are making our communities strong.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                third day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-22159
Filed 10-7-19; 11:15 am]
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