Trade, Critical Infrastructure, and Manufacturing Task Force
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02)
Rep. Greg Meeks (NY-05)
As New Democrats, we are committed to a strategy that strengthens, modernizes, protects, and maintains U.S. national infrastructure on the ground, in the sky, on the water, and in our cyber networks. In order to remain competitive in the global economy, improving domestic infrastructure is a sound strategy to promote growth and efficiency, support increased manufacturing, feed the American market and serve as an export platform for U.S. manufactured goods around the world. Our principles will serve as a foundation for a strategic direction for the Coalition on critical infrastructure and manufacturing.
As members of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), we look to the new century as one of tremendous opportunity for both America and Americans. We, however, cannot take the continued success of the United States for granted. China, India, Brazil, and other competitors are rising fast as global economic powers. If America is going to continue to compete and remain the world's leading economic power, we must ensure we have a strong middle class here at home. America must step forward in the face of these challenges. As the world's pre-eminent economic power, we can conquer the demands of the global economy and ensure success for both the country and the middle class.