Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on President Trump’s Buy-American Executive Order
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order, “Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects.” The executive order asks federal agencies to encourage government contractors who receive federal money for infrastructure projects to use American-made materials and products, including iron, steel, aluminum, and concrete.
“This is a step in the right direction, but we need to do more. The government shouldn't be the only ones investing in American products. Private companies should as well. The scattershot approach to manufacturing policy that we have seen from this Administration isn’t going to cut it, we need a comprehensive strategy that moves our country forward. I will continue to work to bolster the manufacturing sector across the United States,” said Congressman Ryan.