Bill aims to bolster ‘Buy America’ provisions

Dec 01, 2011 | 04:25 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  Tom Gibson, AISI, infrastructure, Buy America, highways, bridges, Nick J. Rahall, Oakland bridge USW

NEW YORK — A new bill introduced Thursday in the House of Representatives aims to ensure that future transportation and infrastructure projects carried out by the government will use steel, iron and manufactured goods produced exclusively in the United States.

In the 64-page Invest in American Jobs Act of 2011, Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D., W.Va.), the bill’s sponsor, contends that such a law would help support American jobs during a difficult period instead of sustaining communities overseas.....

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