WARREN — It might cost more but it will be an investment in American industry, American jobs and the American economy if the federal government were to buy only American-made products for federal infrastructure jobs, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said.

“Sometimes if it is made with American labor in the United States, it may cost a little more,” Brown, D-Ohio, said Monday at Wheatland Tube on Deitz Road in Warren.

“This suit,” Brown said, referring to the suit he was wearing, made 10 miles from his Cleveland home, “It possibly costs a little more because it is made by union workers here in Ohio — you know, versus the Ivanka Trump brand, which is made by workers in Ethiopia, which make one-fifth as much as Chinese workers make.