El Cajon – Tomorrow, August 24th, Congressman Duncan Hunter will address the National Tooling & Machining Association, San Diego Chapter.  Hunter is a strong proponent of restoring U.S. manufacturing – particularly America’s commercial and defense industrial bases, which have lost millions of jobs in recent years due to America’s imbalanced trade policy with China and other global partners.

Those in attendance will represent small business, education, and city and county government with a vested interest in supporting domestic manufacturing and bringing back outsourced jobs.  The location for the event is Kearny High School’s Construction Tech Academy in San Diego – media is welcome to attend.  

“American manufacturing continues to deteriorate, with millions of jobs once held by U.S. workers now overseas and potentially more on the way,” said Congressman Hunter.  “Along with these jobs, we are losing expertise and innovation in defense and commercial manufacturing.  We are at a critical point, but if we choose to keep in place the same trade policies that put foreign interests above our own, our nation’s manufacturing base will continue its decline and eventually be incapable of competing on the global stage.  American manufacturing is what got us to where we are today, and we must preserve and strengthen production to lead us into the future.”

NTMA spokesman Jeff Schwen added, “The NTMA in San Diego is elated to host Congressman Duncan Hunter.  We are expecting a large audience of San Diego business owners who appreciate the Congressman for taking time to speak to our organization.”

Hunter cites numerous problems and solutions related to America’s manufacturing base – the subject of multiple columns and public addresses delivered by Hunter.  Taxes, increased regulation, foreign currency manipulation, one-way trade policies and inadequate focus on STEM education are just some of the challenges facing manufacturers today.

For more details, contact Congressman Hunter's office at 202-225-5672.