Bluegreen Alliance Statement on U.S. House Introduction of the Buy America 2.0 Act
U.S. Representatives Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), Joseph Crowley (NY-14), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), and ten fellow co-chairs of the Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Force have introduced H.R. 5137, the Buy America 2.0 Act. This bill would support American manufacturers by requiring that all federally funded infrastructure projects use materials made here in America. The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Kim Glas:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2018) – “Strong domestic content requirements—like those in the Buy America 2.0 Act—are the right way to invest in and protect American workers. History shows us that Buy America policies work—they not only bolster American manufacturing and create quality, family-sustaining jobs in this country, but also better use American tax dollars and improve the environmental outcomes of major infrastructure projects.
“Expanding and enforcing robust Buy America policies is a win for U.S. workers, the environment, and the economy. When products are made in the U.S., we can be confidant that they are meeting environmental and labor standards. They are also historically safer, more reliable products. Additionally, strong domestic sourcing requirements help boost U.S. manufacturing and employment.
“We urge the House to act swiftly on what should be a bipartisan priority.”