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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Bost Leads Effort to Strengthen Buy American Laws

January 19, 2017
Press Release
Republican Lawmakers Pledge to Work with Administration to Source Domestically Produced Iron and Steel

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost led a coalition today of nearly 20 House Republicans in authoring a letter to the incoming Trump Administration pledging their assistance in the development of its “Buy American, Hire American” initiative.  Buy American laws provide a preference to domestically-produced goods and services in federal procurement, such as investments in public infrastructure.

“When American taxpayer dollars are being spent, an effort should be made to spend those in support of American workers,” said Bost.  “As we grow our economy and rehabilitate our nation’s infrastructure, more must be done to ensure that Buy American preference laws are applied to these projects.”

Bost’s effort was supported by U.S. Steel, the Alliance for American Manufacturing and more than a dozen iron and steel companies and associations representing steel manufacturers and fabricators.