Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

Representing the 9th District of Ohio

Kaptur joins bipartisan effort to ensure American steel is used in transportation and infrastructure projects

February 10, 2017
Press Release
Buy American bill will create jobs, improve infrastructure and support American businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) joined as a cosponsor of the Buy American Improvement Act of 2017. The bipartisan legislation would ensure that iron and steel for infrastructure and transportation projects is made in America. The bill was introduced by Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-03).

“There is bipartisan agreement on this issue, and President Trump stated many times he supports bolstering efforts to support American-made iron and steel,” said Kaptur. “It is simple, construction projects in America should use American made products. We owe it to the workers in Lorain, Youngstown and across America to get this done. I call on Speaker Ryan to bring the Buy American Improvement Act to the House floor for a vote immediately.”

This legislation will strengthen and expand existing Buy America requirements across a wider range of infrastructure projects.

The bill is endorsed by 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.

For more on the bill click here.

Watch Kaptur champion steelworkers and Buy America here.