WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration is focusing on products made in America this week, and U.S. Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to kick everything off.

During the address, Senator Blunt called for continued action to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. He stated, “Manufacturing employs 12.3 million people in the country today, including more than 260,000 people in my state of Missouri. There’s no doubt that we benefit from those kinds of jobs. I was glad that in 2014 we were able to get the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act signed into law. This was a new way, a new opportunity for businesses to link with each other, and to link with training facilities, and maybe research universities, you had to have that kind of public partner as well to see what we could do to be even more competitive than we are.”

Blut also mentioned the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, which he sponsored alongside Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

To watch the full address, use the player below.