Military Must Purchase Made in America Steel



WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D), the author of legislation to ensure that armor plates for America’s military is truly “Made in America,” announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Defense restored a 35-year rule requiring that steel purchased by the U.S. military be 100 percent domestically produced.
The rule, originally overturned in 2009, requires armor plated steel to be both melted and finished in the United States. Several Ohio companies, including Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal and Cliffs Natural Resources and Marion’s Nucor, are involved in the production of armor plates.

“This is a win for our military and for American companies like ArcelorMittal, Cliffs, and Nucor, that make steel for our military right here in the United States,” Brown said on Tuesday. “We know how to make steel armor plates here in America, and there’s no reason why countries like China and Russia should be making the steel used in our military’s vehicles and equipment.”

Steel armor plates are used for military vehicles, tanks, and equipment. Under regulations, specialty metals procured for defense purposes— including steel armor plate — must be produced in the United States.

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  1. Carol Farron
    Carol Farron says:

    Way to go Uncle Sam! It is about time — now if you would just quite sending huge amounts of money to mid eastern countries who, by the way, HATE US — we could feed our homeless, cut our taxes and get the US back o nit’s feet — come on Mr Brown.


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