ICYMI: Defense's policy shift a 'win' for U.S. manufacturing

Posted by TGarland on 05/07/2014

In case you missed it, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced last month that it would comply with the Berry Amendment and ensure that all service members purchase American-made shoes with their footwear allowance.

Today, Rep. Michael Michaud (ME) writes in Roll Call about how important this policy is to American companies and workers:

Creating more manufacturing jobs in this country invigorates our communities and our economies, and it sends a powerful message about the strength of the American worker…. DoD’s commitment to American manufacturing is a powerful endorsement of that American spirit.

Read the full opinion here. And get yourself a pair of American-made sneakers!

Image from Rep. Michaud's flickr page.

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