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Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Ingersoll Rand Announcement

Jan 22, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) released the following statement in response to Ingersoll Rand’s announcement that it will cut manufacturing jobs at the company’s facility in Cheektowaga, New York:

“Ingersoll Rand’s announcement represents the latest in a growing list of local manufacturing jobs lost at the expense of tax and trade policies that fail to put American workers first.  We are experiencing firsthand the failed promises of the GOP tax bill. From Dresser Rand in Olean to BAK USA in Buffalo and from New Era in Derby to Globe Specialty Metals in Niagara Falls, the corporate tax cuts are not trickling down to hardworking Western New Yorkers and the tariffs are not protecting American jobs.  Instead, haphazard policy that favors big business is incentivizing outsourcing and putting people out of work.”

Higgins is a member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxation and tariffs, and serves on its Trade Subcommittee.