Reps. Urge Obama To Protect 'Buy American' Policies In TPP

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A group of nearly 70 representatives sent President Barack Obama a letter on Thursday urging him to protect "buy American" policies in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which will enter its 12th round of negotiations Tuesday.

The letter, led by Donna F. Edwards, D-Md., and Nick Rahall, D-W.Va. and signed by 69 representatives in total, seeks to protect "buy American" provisions, which are at risk of being waived under the current proposed rules for the trade agreement.

"We must buy American to build America, and government...
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