Sometime in 2018 China will open the largest Sew Bot Factory in Arkansas and begin making shirts at a cost of only thirty-three cents each. While these shirts may have the Made in America label they will not be made by an American owned company.
The number of companies bringing production back to the US or initiating production here has jumped since the 2016 election. In first quarter 2017 that number reached nearly 45,000, up from just over 30,000.
The Department of Defense and the Department of Commerce, together with the White House, are taking steps to ensure enforcement of Buy American Laws. It requires the federal government make a preference for domestic goods & manufactured products.
Scores of Americans are in an uproar since Food Safety News revealed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon allow U.S. chickens to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for human consumption.
Tenney's amendment would ensure that the military buys only 100 percent American Made flatware with materials sourced in the United States Currently Sherill Manufacturing is now the only supplier wo makes their flatware in the USA.