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Unformatted text preview: us buy their off-the-shelf equipment," said Karen Rae, deputy administrator of
the FRA and the agency's point person for high-speed rail. "But if we are going to have a new infrastructure in the United States,
we are committed to bringing the manufacturing jobs to the U.S. - and not just assembly jobs." "We did send a very
strong message that we want substantive investments," she said.>> Impact Module: Economic Collapse
The manufacturing sector is key to the U.S. economy
Department of Homeland Security, 2012 (Department of Homeland Security, Critical Manufacturing
Sector: Critical Infrastructure, June 15, 2012, http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1226007062942.shtm, July 2, 2012; FAS)
(The Critical Manufacturing Sector is crucial to the economic prosperity and continuity of the United States.
Products designed, produced, and distributed by U.S. manufacturers make up 13 percent of the U.S. gross domestic
product and directly employ an estimated 11.7 million of the nation...
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