Visclosky’s Buy America Amendment Approved by the House Appropriations Committee
Yesterday, Congressman Pete Visclosky’s Buy America Amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Interior Appropriations Act was approved by the House Appropriations Committee. Similar to actions taken in previous fiscal years, this amendment offered with Congressman Aderholt (R-AL) strikes provisions that would have weakened Buy America requirements for projects receiving funding through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Specifically, the amendment removed provisions that would have potentially permitted certain imported slab and finished iron and steel products to meet Buy America requirements. The amendment was approved by voice vote. The FY 2019 Interior Appropriations Act, including the Buy America amendment, was approved by the House Appropriations Committee. The measure is currently awaiting consideration by the full House of Representatives.
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