U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was joined yesterday by Apollo Alliance Chairman Phil Angelides and other notable business, labor and clean energy leaders as he introduced the "Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology (IMPACT) Act of 2009," a bill that would put America's ailing manufacturing sector on the road to recovery by facilitating the development of domestic clean energy manufacturing and production.

"This bill will help our manufacturers retool, put our auto suppliers back to work, and produce clean energy technologies." -- Senator Sherrod Brown