As we continue to rebuild and grow our economy, Congressman Steny Hoyer understands that we have to stay focused on job creation, support for our small businesses, and invest in the future. That's why he's taking the lead on the Make It In America plan, which will create jobs by reinvigorating American manufacturing and encouraging businesses to expand, innovate, and make products here at home. When more products are made in America, more families will be able to Make It In America.
Congressman Hoyer continues to fight for economic growth and job creation throughout Maryland. He has worked to create or save nearly 23,000 jobs across the 5th district, including jobs at Patuxent River Naval Air Station; St. Inigoes; the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head; and Goddard Space Flight Center.
Congressman Hoyer understands that small businesses are the job-creating engine of our economy. He worked to secure billions of dollars in tax cuts for small businesses, including those businesses that hire unemployed workers. And when Maryland business owners told him that they were struggling to get access to credit, Congressman Hoyer fought to create a small business lending fund, so businesses in Maryland, and across our country, can get the loans they need to innovate, grow, and hire. As a result, lending to small businesses in Maryland has increased by over $260 million.
As we work to strengthen Maryland's economy, Congressman Hoyer hopes to hear from local businesses about what other steps Congress can take to help them grow and create jobs.