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Dems press Trump for 'Buy American' proposals in infrastructure plan

Dems press Trump for 'Buy American' proposals in infrastructure plan

The Hill
BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE - 01/29/18 11:00 AM EST     

A group of Democratic senators is pushing President Trump to include "Buy American" and "Hire American" proposals in his long-awaited infrastructure plan.

In a letter to the president dated Friday, nine Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who caucuses with the Democratic Party, argued Trump must include these principles to deliver on his promises to American manufacturers and the middle class.

“As you draft your infrastructure proposal, we encourage you to not only protect existing ‘Buy America’ laws, but to work with Congress to expand these protections and address coverage gaps,” the lawmakers write... FULL ARTICLE

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