Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) Cites AAM Report in Floor Speech
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke on the floor of the Senate yesterday to introduce his American Jobs Matter Act. The bill would require the Defense Department to give preference to U.S. manufacturers when awarding federal defense contracts.
In his speech, Sen. Murphy referenced 'Remaking American Security,' a report recently authored by retired U.S. Army Brigadier General John Adams and released by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM).
In his speech, Sen. Murphy stated:
Retired U.S. Army BG John Adams recently published a study about the vulnerabilities in our defense supply chain. His report, which mentioned actually some of the specific examples I referenced, said this:
The health of our manufacturing sector is inextricably intertwined with our national security, and that the United States' national security is threatened by our military's growing and dangerous reliance on foreign nations for the raw materials, parts, and finished products needed to defend the American people.
It is time we changed that. The American Jobs Matter Act will put our defense industrial base on a stronger footing for the future.
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