The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act was included in the $1.1 trillion omnibus FY 2015 spending bill signed into law by President Obama last month.
[Reposted from the King & Spalding blog | Lauren M. Donoghue | January 6, 2015]
The RAMI Act passed the House in September, but had been held up in the Senate since its Committee passage in that body last April. The legislation was introduced in August 2013 by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA) and the Senate companion bill was introduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). The bipartisan group of Members worked together to ensure RAMI's inclusion in the omnibus spending bill. Among other provisions, the RAMI Act funds the 15 manufacturing hubs that make up the Centers for Manufacturing Innovation. The network of public-private innovation hubs will each be focused on a unique technology, material, or process relevant to advanced manufacturing.