Offers "Buy American" legislation to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are spent on American - not Chinese - infrastructure
WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) continued his long-standing fight for American businesses and workers. Yesterday, Jones and Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14) offered an amendment to a water infrastructure bill (S. 612) that would permanently require all iron and steel products used in projects financed by the U.S. taxpayer-funded Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to be made in the United States, not China or other foreign nations. The amendment was defeated in an 3-8
party line vote in the House Rules Committee. A version of the amendment was then offered as a motion on the House floor, but was defeated again on a vote of 184-236
. The underlying bill - without the Doyle/Jones "Buy American" provision - was subsequently approved
and now goes to the Senate for final consideration.
Not giving up the fight for American workers, Congressman Jones is joining his colleagues Cheri Bustos (IL-8) and Dan Lipinski (IL-3) in introducing a stand-alone bill - H.R. 6460
- similar to the amendment and motion offered earlier this week.
"Americans' taxpayer dollars should support American-made infrastructure, not Chinese,"
said Congressman Jones. "To me, that's just common sense. While I am disappointed that more of my colleagues didn't support that concept this time, I will continue to do everything I can to fight for the workers and businesses of America."
For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Jones' office at (202)225-3415 or email@example.com.