Steel Industry Calls on President to Embrace Strong Buy America Requirements for Infrastructure Investment
January 25, 2018
(Chicago, IL) - On Monday, January 22, 2018, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) and nine other industry organizations expressed their collective support of President Trump addressing America’s growing infrastructure crisis and his efforts to maximize the economic impact of infrastructure investment through strong Buy America policies.
Specifically, the letter encourages the President to put “strong Buy America policies in place to ensure that any increased demand for construction inputs benefits American manufacturers and their workers -- rather than those in countries like China that seek to avail themselves of U.S. taxpayer dollars through anticompetitive practices, such as unlawfully dumping and subsidizing their exports. The federal government should continue to have a robust role in funding infrastructure projects and any new initiatives seeking to shift the funding burden to the states or leverage private dollars should be matched with policies that put American manufacturers and their workers first."
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American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.
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