Murphy cites potential gains in jobs bill

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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on Monday cited findings by the Economic Policy Institute that passage of his 21st Century Buy American Act would create up to 100,000 U.S. jobs. By closing loopholes in the original Buy American Act and boosting the percentage of American-made content of all purchases covered by the law, the new bill would increase GDP by $13.6 billion, according to the findings. Congress recently passed the amendment, sending it to the president’s desk to be signed into law.