House and Senate are Working on a Final Highway Bill-- but will it include updated Buy America preferences?
Congress is finalizing a highway bill. One key issue is whether they will improve Buy America preferences in the final legislation so as to ensure that tax dollars are not spent on foreign steel and construction materials.
Both the House and Senate already unanimously approved bipartisan language to make Buy America more transparent and to close loopholes that can lead to outsourcing. These amendments were offered in the Senate by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and in the House by Representative Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN).
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) believes that focusing on the creation of American jobs should be a top priority for the final highway bill. Allowing transportation projects to use foreign-made materials would be a serious missed opportunity.
Will Buy America preferences be updated in the final highway bill? Click here to learn more and contact your elected officials.
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