WASHINGTON, DC --Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), today announced two new Make it in America bills designed to create American jobs and jumpstart America’s manufacturing sector.

His bills, H.R. 6216, the Make It In America, create transportation manufacturing jobs in America Act, and H.R. 6217, the Make it in America, Create Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs Act, would raise the federal minimum of 66% American content to 85%, phased over three years. This level is in line with feasible bids received for new rail cars at Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency (LAMTA).