Monday, December 05, 2016

McCaskill: House Republicans trying to send tax dollars abroad

(From Sen. Claire McCaskill)

I've spent years making sure that Missouri's manufacturers can compete on a level playing field... which is why I'm so disappointed that U.S. House Republicans are trying to send American tax dollars abroad, instead of investing here at home.

READ my letter to House and Senate Leadership on the importance of #BuyAmerica

Under a bipartisan #BuyAmerica provision—which was passed by the Senate in a water infrastructure bill, and supported by Senate Republicans and President-elect Trump—taxpayer funded infrastructure projects would employ American workers and use American iron and steel, boosting American jobs and supporting American business.

But U.S. House Republicans are pushing to remove those protections, allowing foreign companies to get government business instead.
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I can't for the life of me figure out why the U.S. House refuses to get onboard and buy and hire American—but I'm fighting to restore these provisions and pass them into law.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

After January 21 we'll have a real leader in the White House to handle these kinds of things. The long 8 year nightmare is almost over!!