Legislation that would create public-private institutes similar to the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute - or ''America Makes'' - in Youngstown, to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing in the U.S. cleared a key committee hurdle Wednesday in the Senate.

The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act would make available $300 million over 10 years to create more of the manufacturing hubs, creating ''thousands of jobs'' and ensuring the U.S. ''remains the global leader'' in advanced manufacturing, said bill co-sponsor, Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown.

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