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Buy America is Surprisingly Popular Among the Witnesses at a House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Hearing

February 15, 2024


A House Transportation & Infrastructure subcommittee held a hearing on Thursday examining the implementation of Buy America preferences enacted as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021. And it was notable how popular the concept of Buy America was among the subcommittee’s witnesses.

We previewed this hearing on the blog Wednesday, specifically focusing on the written testimony of United Steelworkers legislative representative Megan Salrin. As in her written remarks, Salrin used much of her time Thursday to argue for the use of only limited and product-specific waivers when administering Buy America, so as not to dilute its overall effectiveness.

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