Thursday, February 05, 2009

Steel-state lawmakers vow to save 'Buy American'

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Lawmakers from steel-producing states insisted on Wednesday that a "Buy American" plan remain part of the huge U.S. economic stimulus bill after President Barack Obama said Congress should look at dropping or changing it to avoid starting a trade war.

"If it's not in, I'm not supporting this package and I'll bring a lot of votes with me," House of Representatives Transportation Committee Chairman James Oberstar, a Minnesota Democrat, said after a Congressional Steel Caucus hearing.


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