Chamber Urges Forgoing Buy-American Rule In Jobs Bill

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 1:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has urged the Senate not to include a Buy American provision in the job creation bill it is expected to consider later this year, saying similar requirements in the current stimulus have proved counterproductive.

“We should not be including job-killing requirements in a job-creating bill,” said Bruce Josten, the Chamber's executive vice president of government affairs. “We hope the Senate sees the errors of the Buy American requirements in the Recovery Act and decides against inclusion in this bill.

“The Buy...
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