Members of Congress Press for "Buy America" Steel Preferences in Transportation, Defense, and Homeland Projects.
U.S. Reps. Pete Visclosky (D-IN) and Tim Murphy (R-PA) have introduced the American Steel First Act of 2013, a bill to require the Department of Transportation, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security to exclusively use American-made iron and steel in infrastructure projects.
Explained Visclosky: “We must reject unfairly-subsidized foreign steel and use American-made materials in taxpayer-financed projects. I am re-introducing the American Steel First Act to send a clear message to American workers: I stand with you and will never stop fighting to give you the tools you need to strengthen our economy.”
Said Murphy: “Building projects financed with taxpayer dollars must use American-made materials, not foreign. With the nation facing trillions in needed infrastructure development, using domestic top-of-the-line iron and steel produced right here in the United States will not only ensure the highest quality materials are used in the next great American building boom but also will keep all the jobs here at home.”
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