Senators want Buy America regulations implemented

WARREN — U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are co-sponsors on legislation to apply Buy America rules to all taxpayer-funded infrastructure and public works projects.

Buy America rules have not been fully implemented in all federal programs that provide grants for infrastructure construction, meaning American-made iron, steel and manufactured products are required for some infrastructure projects, but not all.

The bill would apply the rules across the board. Brown introduced similar legislation in the last Congress.