SFNE Buy American Legislation Moves Forward
October 12, 2021
Legislation has been filed to reduce the level of publicly funded steel fabrication jobs awarded to foreign companies. S2546, filed by Senator Joan Lovely (D-Salem), would require cities and towns to give preference to U.S. manufacturers when buying steel, iron, and other materials for new buildings and renovations.
This legislation will allow the steel fabrication industry to compete for taxpayer-funded construction projects instead of that work going to foreign businesses and supporting their economies. In addition, the passage of the legislation will add local jobs, generate needed tax revenue for government services, and create considerable economic activity for many sectors of our economy through its multiplier effect.
The Joint Committee on State Administration & Regulatory Oversight will hear testimony at a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 19th. If you wish to testify, please click here to register by Friday, October 15th.