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Made in America? “Should Be!” Says New Campaign
Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM.

The “Should Be Made in America” campaign, created by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), was launched today at the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, a massive construction project that was outsourced to China at the cost of thousands of American manufacturing jobs. The campaign urges the use of American-made components for infrastructure projects financed with U.S. tax dollars.


The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) has issued a public statement commending AAM for the new campaign:


“The campaign brings into focus how decision makers on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge financed the project with American tax revenues while circumventing Buy America provisions. This federal rule is designed to ensure that taxpayer-supported projects help the American economy. On this project, the bridge authority carefully segmented the job to ‘segregate’ the federally funded portion and allow the steel fabrication of the bridge to go overseas. Despite media claims, this project was not a success for American taxpayers. It’s far over budget, way behind schedule, and has resulted in the transfer of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars from America to China.”


To learn more about the Should Be Made in America campaign, visit

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