October 21, 2013
Fee Resolution Names ‘American Made Matters Day’ in Pennsylvania
Works in cooperation with Adamstown business leader to promote
‘Buy American’ mission
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives, today, passed a resolution naming Nov. 19, 2013, as “American Made Matters Day” in Pennsylvania. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim).
“I’m pleased to work in cooperation with a well-known local small business to promote their mission to educate consumers that buying U.S.-made products helps to strengthen the American dream,” Fee said. “My resolution helps to officially mark Pennsylvania’s legislative record to remember the importance of buying American.”
Fee has been working in cooperation with Adamstown-based Bollman Hat Company to help promote the American Made Matters mission organization, which is headed by Bollman Hat Company president Don Rongione.
Fee’s resolution, House Resolution 477, names “American Made Matters Day” in an effort to encourage consumers to buy at least one American-made product that day, as well as encourage the purchase of American-made products in the upcoming holiday season.
“The strength of America’s small businesses depends on the willingness of consumers to buy products that are produced and promoted here,” Fee said. “I’m happy to get behind the work of Don Rongione and other small business leaders to promote buying American.”
Fee invited Rongione to the Capitol to be introduced during today’s House session. The video of the introduction can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/KOptT_MhD8E.
Fee’s resolution was passed unanimously.
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CAPTION: Rep. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim) welcomed Adamstown businessman Don Rongione to the Pennsylvania Capitol today to be recognized during the House session. Pictured from left: Rep. Fee; Don Rongione, president of Bollman Hat Company in Adamstown; Rachel Highley, a Bollman Hat Company employee; and Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery County), who is a college classmate of Rongione.