WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) calling on Americans to buy products made in the U.S. whenever possible in order to support American jobs and manufacturing, and help build up the U.S. supply chain.
This resolution was also sponsored by Senators Kelly Loeffler (D-Ga.) , Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) , Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). This resolution is also supported by the Coalition for a Prosperous America and the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
Dan DiMicco, Board Chairman of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, said, “The Coalition for a Prosperous America supports Buy American and is pleased to see the Senate introduce a resolution calling on Americans to buy products Made in the USA. This is a good first step and I look forward to the Senate working on bipartisan legislation to codify these sentiments. Buy American is critical to rebuilding the economy.”
Scott N. Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing, said, "Times are tough right now for many Americans. Tens of millions are out of work and countless businesses have closed for good. But buying American-made products is one way all of us can help get things back on track. When you buy something that is Made in America, you support good-paying jobs, local businesses, and frankly, some amazing products. The government also has a role to play by applying Buy America to things like infrastructure spending, which ensures taxpayer dollars are reinvested into our communities instead of being sent overseas."
Full text of the resolution can be found here.