Brown to Join President in Cleveland to Discuss Middle Class Economics

Brown Was Author of Landmark Legislation that Passed Last Year to Create Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Across the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow in Cleveland – pending Senate votes – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will join President Barack Obama for a discussion on middle class economics and the importance of American manufacturing. Brown will accompany the President on Air Force One, which will arrive at and depart from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

“Manufacturing remains a bright spot on northeast Ohio’s economy, and it’s critical we continue our focus on strengthening good-paying manufacturing jobs throughout the nation. We know the strength of our manufacturing sector is tied to the strength of our middle class,” said Brown.

Last year, Brown authored and passed into law the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act, a bipartisan, landmark manufacturing jobs bill that would create the first-ever national network of manufacturing hubs. The President dedicated more than $350 million in his FY 2016 Budget to support existing hubs and fund seven new ones across the country.

While in Cleveland, President Obama will tour the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) manufacturing center. Brown has partnered with MAGNET to host manufacturing and jobs summits in Ohio. MAGNET is dedicated to helping Ohio manufacturers compete and grow to strengthen Ohio’s economy.