Rowe to speak to Congress

Mike Rowe, from Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” is taking on Congress Sept. 29.

Rowe will speak to members of Congress, staffers and the media about the importance of manufacturing to the health of the economy and American jobs. He’ll be introducing local workers from across the United States who depend on manufacturing to tell their stories of how they help “make America.”

Rowe will help launch “I Make America,” a national grassroots effort to dramatically strengthen American manufacturing jobs in the United States to improve the economy and country’s global competitiveness.

Rowe has been an outspoken advocate of the trades and infrastructure in America, and his Web site,, provides information about America’s infrastructure, national and state resources and job listings.

Rowe and other guests will speak at the Reserve Officers Association at One Constitution Ave. Northeast at 9 a.m.