Lipinski: President's Examination of Buy American Rules is Good, But Congress Can Have an Immediate Impact by Passing My Bill

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement:

“I'm happy that the President is issuing an order today directing an examination of how we can strengthen Buy American laws to ensure that the federal government spends tax dollars on American products.  But he doesn't have to wait seven months for this review to be completed before taking action.  He can immediately start helping American workers by getting congressional Republicans to pass a bill that I introduced earlier this year.

“My bipartisan Buy American Improvement Act, H.R. 904, comprehensively changes Buy America and Buy American laws to close loopholes in current law and extend domestic content protections to more federal programs.  Our tax dollars should be putting Americans to work, not those in foreign countries.  Congress should act on this job-creating legislation now.”

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