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NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is making a couple of stops in upstate New York to talk about new federal legislation to boost high-tech manufacturing across the state.

Gillibrand says her first bill in the new Congress would create a federal funding competition encouraging regional public-private partnerships to spur growth of local manufacturing industries, especially in clean-tech and high-tech manufacturing.

The "Made in America Manufacturing Act" also would help train workers with the skills businesses need.

Gillibrand will be at X-Ray Optical Systems in East Greenbush near Albany Monday morning. Later, she'll visit International Paper's Ticonderoga Mill in the North Country.

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