H.R. 4692, the "National Manufacturing Strategy Act of 2010"

Bill Status: 
Passed by House
Last Action: 
Jul 28, 2010

H.R. 4692 directs the President, every four years, to submit to Congress, and publish on a public website, a National Manufacturing Strategy, with the first edition due one year after enactment.  To facilitate this task, the bill directs the President to establish “the President's Manufacturing Strategy Board” within the Department of Commerce, with members drawn from both the public and private sector, to:  (1) advise the President and Congress on issues affecting the nation's manufacturing sector; (2) conduct a comprehensive analysis of such sector; (3) develop a Strategy; and (4) report annually to the President and Congress on the current state of U.S. manufacturing.  Through the development of each Strategy, the President must enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study concerning U.S. manufacturing and related assessments and reviews, with results to be reported to both the President and Congress.

On July 14, 2010, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a legislative hearing on H.R. 4692.  On July 21, 2010, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4692, and the full Committee met in open markup session to consider the measure.  H.R. 4692 was ordered favorably reported to the House, amended, by a voice vote.  On July 28, 2010, H.R. 4692 was considered in the House under suspension of the rules and passed, as amended, by a roll call vote of 379 - 38

No further action was taken on H.R. 4692 in the 111th Congress.

111th Congress