Bill aims to close ‘Buy America’ gaps

Aug 06, 2014 | 03:53 PM | Nat Rudarakanchana

Tags  steel, iron, United Steelworkers union, USW, Alliance for American Manufacturing, AAM, Sherrod Brown, Buy America legislation Nat Rudarakanchana

NEW YORK — Proposed legislation that would strengthen "Buy America" provisions for infrastructure projects is drawing kudos for efforts to clamp down on exemptions and tighten the waiver review process.

U.S. manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union applauded the bill, introduced Aug. 5 by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio).

The bill aims to improve existing Buy America preferences for U.S. Department of Transportation projects and "maximize the use of domestic steel, iron and manufactured goods in infrastructure projects," Brown’s office said. ....





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