Sen. Brown Outlines Efforts to Boost American Steel Industry and Keep Ohioans at Work

Brown Testified Before the ITC in Support of Ohio Steel Manufacturers Last Month, Authored Provision to Ensure American-Made Steel is used in Infrastructure Projects

WARREN, OH –U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited Warren Steel Holdings where he outlined efforts to boost domestically-manufactured steel and keep Ohioans at work.  Earlier this month, Brown worked with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to reach a deal to put workers of Warren Steel Holdings back to work.

“Manufacturing is a cornerstone of our economy and it’s making a comeback,” Brown said. “That’s why it’s so important to keep the momentum going, by enforcing trade policies that ensure our workers can compete on a level playing field. We should also pass my bill that would ensure that American infrastructure projects use American-made steel.”

Brown is fighting on behalf of Ohio steel manufacturers to pressure the Administration to implement policies that support the production and procurement of American steel to help business retain and add workers while boosting Ohio communities’ economic strength. Recently, he testified on behalf of a number of companies in urging the ITC to reaffirm a ruling from the U.S. Department of Commerce that South Korea is illegally dumping their steel in the US market, harming American steel producers.

In May, a provision written by Brown passed as part of an infrastructure bill that would require American-made steel and iron – when available and competitively-priced – is used on infrastructure projects. Brown also introduced the Invest in American Jobs Act earlier this month, legislation which would help ensure taxpayer dollars used in federal infrastructure projects support American steel workers. Brown is also urging the Administration to include meaningful, enforceable currency disciplines in the Trans-Pacific Partnership to ensure that American jobs are preserved.

                                           

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