WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Rick Scott and Tammy Baldwin announced their plan to introduce a bipartisan resolution 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, Chris Murphy, Mike Rounds, Sherrod Brown, Shelley Moore Capito, Tina Smith, Kevin Cramer, Gary Peters, Josh Hawley, Debbie Stabenow, Richard Blumenthal and Jack Reed. This resolution is also supported by the Coalition for a Prosperous America and the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
Senators Rick Scott and Tammy Baldwin also introduced the bipartisan Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Online Act to ensure that all goods sold online list their country of origin to allow American consumers to make informed decisions, and help promote goods that are made in America.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Buying American products is the number one thing we can do to support American jobs and stand up to our foreign adversaries. We can no longer rely on countries like Communist China, who lied about the coronavirus and refuses to be a trustworthy partner, for our critical supply chain. Buying American is not partisan, and I’m glad my colleagues from both sides of the aisle are coming together to encourage all Americans to take a stand against Communist China and buy products made in the U.S.”
Senator Tammy Baldwin said, “I strongly believe that when we’re using U.S. taxpayer dollars, we should be supporting American workers and American-made products. As our nation addresses supply chain shortages and works to keep our economy moving forward during this pandemic, we must boost our Made in America economy by prioritizing American manufacturers, workers and products over foreign workers and foreign-made goods.”
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."
See the resolution HERE.