“We are pleased that Congressman Lipinski is introducing legislation to increase the amount of American-made iron, steel, and manufactured products used in U.S. infrastructure,” said the Alliance for American Manufacturing - a non-profit, non-partisan partnership.  ‘Buy America’ preferences create jobs and support U.S. national security.  It makes no sense for the government to buy steel from China when workers in Illinois are ready to meet the challenge.  Rep. Lipinski has been fighting for stronger ‘Buy America’ preferences for years and we continue to support his efforts with the Buy American Improvement Act.”

Other organizations endorsing the bill include the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department, BlueGreen Alliance, Coalition for a Prosperous America, International Association of Machines and Aerospace Workers, Lake Carriers’ Association, Steel Manufacturers Association, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and United Steelworkers.