Congressman Lee Terry has a new assignment, which he says he’s very excited about.
Terry, a Republican from Omaha, has become chairman of the sub-committee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.
“Trying to figure out how to build up more manufacturing jobs and bring foreign investment here,” Terry tells Nebraska Radio Network.
All non-tariff based trade agreements will run through his sub-committee, such as the trade agreement the United States has with the European Union.
Terry says the sub-committee will review a number of issues.
“Privacy for Internet companies, data security, manufacturing issues, especially export and import policies; so, we’re pretty darn busy,” Terry says.
Terry says the sub-committee has worked in a bipartisan manner, focused not on politics, but aiding a resurgence of manufacturing in the country. The United States lost around a third of its manufacturing jobs in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. Terry says the sub-committee is intent on bringing those jobs back, including jobs that have moved overseas.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:30]