– Ted Mann and Brody Mullins, “‘Buy America’ Push Tests Steel Industry,” The Wall Street Journal online, Feb. 13, 2017
JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In his plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure, President Donald Trump promises the job will be done with materials made in U.S.
‘Buy American and hire American,’ Mr. Trump said on the campaign trail and in his inaugural address. But in a global economy where supply chains and markets are international, establishing a far-reaching ‘Buy America’ can be more difficult than it sounds.
In the thicket of the federal bureaucracy, different parts of the U.S. government don’t always agree on what ‘made in America’ means. That has frustrated steel companies who own several large mills in the U.S. but whose products cannot be used in highway and water projects.”