Dan Lamb Talks Jobs in Johnson City

By Matt Porter

September 13, 2012 Updated Sep 13, 2012 at 6:37 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Democratic Candidate for the 22nd District Dan Lamb held a press conference in Johnson City to talk about bringing back jobs to the United States.

Lamb made statements in front of a former shoe factory at the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street.

He said the current Congress hasn't done enough to stop the flow of cheap Chinese goods to the U.S. and not enough to prevent the outsourcing of thousands of American jobs.

"The illegal currency manipulation, and the foolish policies put in place by Washington for shipping jobs oversees," said Lamb, "It's not hard to see why this factory and thousands of others across this country have been shuttered."

Lamb also stated there's great potential in new renewable energy and high tech companies.

He said they could start right here by developing labs at universities like Binghamton University.

"They're doing cutting edge research for the department of defense which can be licensed out to the private sector and produce in the local community by manufacturers here in the Southern Tier," said Lamb.

Lamb criticized his opponent, incumbent Republican Richard Hanna, for not supporting legislation that would protect against Chinese currency manipulations.

Renee Gamela, spokeswoman for Hanna, responded and said her candidate's number one goal has been to grow the American economy and manufacturing in the Southern Tier.