Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky joined Congressman Robert Aderholt in advancing a Buy American Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2013 Interior Appropriations Act. The Amendment requires that every project receiving funding through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) State Revolving Funds for Clean Water and Drinking Water must use iron and steel products produced in the United States.
"This is a common-sense provision that will stimulate American manufacturing," said Congressman Visclosky. "We must ensure that American taxpayer dollars are spent to create jobs in America. I am pleased that the Committee included this investment in both our water infrastructure and in American iron and steel."
The Amendment was approved by voice vote today during the House Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2013 Interior Appropriations Act. Congressman Visclosky is dedicated to creating good-paying jobs and reinvesting in America's infrastructure. From his positions as Ranking Member on the Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee and Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, he advocates for infrastructure development and fair trade policies that benefit the people of Northwest Indiana and American manufacturing.