Government

Brown, Ryan Praise Funding for YARS, More Hubs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan each hailed President Obama’s inclusion of $9.4 million in his 2016 fiscal year budget for Youngstown Air Reserve Station to upgrade its indoor firing range.

“This funding will ensure that Ohio airmen are equipped with the skills and training they need to perform their critical national security missions,” Brown, D-Ohio, said.

“The men and women stationed at Youngstown Air Reserve Station work selflessly each and every day to keep our nation safe,” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, said. As a member of the House Budget Committee, Ryan pledged to do “everything in my power to ensure that this funding remains in the final bill.”

Brown also announced thebudget the president proposed includes $350 million to support seven new manufacturing hubs modeled on America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, based downtown. In December, Brown’s legislation to create a national network of manufacturing hubs was signed into law by the president.

“To remain competitive, the United States must invest in advanced manufacturing to help American companies out-innovate our foreign competitors,” Brown said. “I’m encouraged that the budget includes funds that would create more regional, create regional, industry-led hubs that will leverage local expertise and create high-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs for American workers.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.