Rockefeller Says Pentagon Should Use American Steel

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said Monday that the U.S. Department of Defense should require the military to use domestic steel for its armored vehicles, a move he said would protect troops and American industrial jobs.

Rockefeller said in a press release he was concerned by a DOD rule that allows steel that is melted in foreign nations and then brought into the U.S. for "low-value" finishing processes to be considered "produced" in the U.S. That approach would send manufacturing jobs and technology overseas while maintaining a...
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