Politicians feel heat to burn Byrd repeal

Dec 16, 2005 | 09:04 AM | Scott Robertson

The steel industry is keeping up the pressure on the U.S. government to remove the repeal of the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA), the so-called Byrd Amendment, from the Budget Reconciliation Bill.

While many in the steel industry say that the Byrd repeal-which was included in the budget bill passed by the House of Representatives last month-has no support in the Senate, the steel industry is taking no chances.

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in a memo sent last week to members of the Senate Steel Caucus and Senate staff assigned to steel and/or trade issues, urged political leaders to remove the Byrd repeal from the budget bill and support a motion by Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D., W.Va.) and Sen. Mike DeWine (R., Ohio) to keep the repeal out of the final bill.....





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