USCIB joined the Organization for International Investment and a number of other trade associations last week in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promoting the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013 (S. 1023/H.R. 2052).
H.R. 2052 passed the House of Representatives in September 2013, and was approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on April 9 of this year. Last week’s coalition letter urges Senators Reid and McConnell to take swift action on the bill. It follows a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2013, and one to the U.S. Senate in September 2013, constituting the third such effort in which USCIB has been involved.
“Foreign direct investment (FDI) is vital for American jobs and economic growth,” said Shaun Donnelly, USCIB’s vice president for investment and financial services. “In order to remain globally competitive and attractive to foreign investors, the United States should undertake the measures provided for in this bill.”
According to Donnelly, inward FDI brings not only needed capital but also technology, innovation and access to foreign markets. He said USCIB was pleased to see progress on the Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013, and would continue to push for its passage.