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News from EPI Media Advisory: Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rep. Sandy Levin, Scott Paul and Robert Scott to Discuss How Ending Currency Manipulation Could Create 5.8 Million U.S. Jobs

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On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), Scott Paul (President, Alliance for American Manufacturing) and Robert Scott (economist, Economic Policy Institute) will hold a media teleconference to discuss how the United States could create 5.8 million jobs if it acted to end currency manipulation, as found in an upcoming EPI report.  They will also detail how ending currency manipulation would yield significant job gains for each state within three years, with a major impact on manufacturing job growth.

In Stop Currency Manipulation and Create Millions of Jobs, which will be released prior to the call, Robert Scott, EPI Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, explains that currency manipulation is the primary cause of the nation’s $703 billion annual goods trade deficit, a massive imbalance that has harmed American manufacturing. Scott highlights the importance of manufacturing to the vitality of the U.S. economy.

What: Media teleconference on how ending currency manipulation could create 5.8 million U.S. jobs

Who:  Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI)

Scott Paul (President, Alliance for American Manufacturing)

Robert Scott, (Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute)

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Call-in Number: 888-505-4375, Code 6119813

RSVP by emailing media@aamfg.org.