AISI Applauds Use American Steel Bill Passing
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AISI Applauds Use American Steel Bill Passing

US Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has passed key legislation to ensure the steel products purchased by the federal

US Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has passed key legislation to ensure the steel products purchased by the federal government with taxpayer funds are made in the United States. American Iron and Steel Institute has applauded the passage of bill to use American steel. AISI President & CEO Mr Kevin Dempsey said “The measures passed today by the committee will help guarantee that steel used in federal projects is American-made. We applaud these initiatives to close critical loopholes in existing federal purchasing programs, increase public transparency to ensure accountability for the use of tax dollars for steel products and tighten up the waiver process to ensure foreign producers can’t evade existing Buy America requirements. The bills will also benefit the environment, as most foreign steel is produced with much higher carbon dioxide emissions than American steel.”

He added “We thank the sponsors of these bills for their leadership and look forward to passage of the legislation by the full Senate soon. All iron and steel products procured with taxpayer dollars should be produced in the United States and enactment of these bills will go a long way toward achieving that goal.”

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