Senators launch bipartisan steel caucus
U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have announced the formation of the bipartisan Senate Steel Caucus. Rockefeller and Sessions will serve as co-chairs, while Brown and Toomey will serve as vice-chairs.
The caucus is intended to serve as a bipartisan coalition of Senators "dedicated to promoting American manufacturing and the steel industry."
The caucus will serve as a forum for policy discussions regarding issues that affect the United States steel industry. The steel industry employs 153,700 people in over 100 facilities in the United States. In 2012, the American steel industry produced steel shipments valued at $75 billion.
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