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House, Senate strike deal on “Buy American” iron and steel bill

Published on May 25, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Members of a legislative conference committee made several changes to a “Buy American” iron and steel bill that would expand a provision already in effect for the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Water Development Board, according to a report released Thursday evening. Senate Bill 1289 by state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, would require large state projects — such as buildings, roads and bridges — to purchase iron and steel from an American supplier if the cost doesn’t exceed 20 percent more than the price of cheaper, foreign imports. Under the bill, any country’s iron and steel can be […]

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