AGC Joins Business Community in Opposing Onerous Buy American Provisions in President’s Jobs Bill

October 10, 2011
AGC joined several other industry and trade groups in the business community calling on Congressional leaders to oppose the expansion of Buy American provisions in the president’s jobs bill, the American Jobs Act of 2011. These provisions, while similar to language in the Recovery Act passed in 2009, are expanded to cover programs that have never been covered before. The opposition group has written a letter describing the expansion of the regulations and the potential backlash from our trading partners the provisions would elicit. These trading partners include China, Canada, Brazil and Indonesia. The letter further identifies significant costs to projects that resulted from these provisions. AGC also joined U.S and Canadian manufacturers in sending a letter to the chairs of the House Manufacturing Caucus to explain how the Recovery Act negatively impacted the U.S. supply chain by preventing American projects from using Canadian goods and services. To find out more about Buy American provisions, visit AGC’s Buy American Information Clearinghouse at For more information contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5321 or
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