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US Government urged to plug loopholes in military clothing, textile & footwear purchases The Berry Amendment of 1941 mandates that all textile, clothing, and footwear products purchased by the US military must be made in the United States from US materials.
New Law Would Require Erie County to Purchase American Made Products Voters in Erie County New York may get to decide if all county purchases over $10,000 would be from American manufacturers.
U.S. Rep. Tenney wants the Department of Defense to purchase flatware Made in America - UPDATED 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.
LaGuardia Airport Renovation Only 50% Made with USA Materials LaGuardia Airport to use foreign steel in Four Billion Dollar renovation. They have decided to forgo using only American Made Steel for the job and will use mainly Chinese Steel and some steel fabricated in China
Will Consumers pay more for Made in the US products? Hands down, and to no surprise, food was the item that most consumers said they would be more likely buy if it was made in the USA. Second to food was apparel. Apparel edged in front of categories like home appliances, footwear, and even cars.
Mike Rowe responds to the naysayers of Fords decision to keep jobs in America Rowe, who used to be a spokesperson for Ford, wrote on Facebook that Tuesdays announcement was a big, fat victory for America and it should be celebrated.
Fight over Buy America provision erupts in Congress At issue is language included in the Senate-passed version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would require American iron and steel products be used in projects assisted by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
China angry after US hikes duty on Chinese cold-rolled steel imports by 522% The US has raised the duty on Chinese cold-rolled steel more than five-fold in an attempt to curb the flooding of foreign products into its market.
Owners to be sentenced for fake USA Made military clothing A customs inspector's keen eye on a shipment of trousers crossing from Mexico to the U.S. helped unravel a massive scheme that defrauded the Pentagon of $30 million and has two men facing up to five years when they are sentenced next month.
Murphy pushes Buy American in Pacific trade bill Sen. Chris Murphy is trying to make it harder for the Pentagon to shop overseas by attaching a "Buy American" amendment to a bill that would help President Obama negotiate new free trade agreements.
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