Murphy: ‘Buy American Act’ will create 100,000 jobs

WTNH News 8

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has announced that a new report shows that the passage of Murphy’s “21st Century Buy American Act” would bring 100,000 jobs to America.

The report was done by the Economic Policy Institute. “These are our taxpayer dollars, so if we’re spending the money to buy equipment for the military, it should be spent supporting jobs in America,” said Murphy. “The Economic Policy Institute’s conclusion that my bill would create 100,000 U.S. jobs is music to my ears, but it’s frustrating that this commonsense legislation is still stuck in the gridlock of Congress. It’s time for the U.S. government to get more serious about creating jobs at American companies, rather than in places like Mexico or China, with our taxpayer dollars. I won’t stop fighting for these jobs.”

The bill now only needs President Obama’s signature to become law.