In a letter to every U.S. House Representative member Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD), of which TCU is a member, President Ed Wytkind stated, “On behalf of the TTD, I urge you to cosponsor the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 3533), introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Nick Rahall. This important legislation creates strong Buy America standards that will ensure that investments in our nation’s transportation infrastructure will grow and sustain domestic manufacturing and the millions of jobs the sector supports.”
“The American people need a commitment from their government that U.S. federal investments will create the greatest possible economic impact and support U.S. job growth. H.R. 3533 is recognition of that commitment, and ensures that expenditures on transportation projects will be used to purchase U.S.-made materials, manufactured goods, and equipment, create American jobs, and help rebuild our domestic manufacturing sector. I urge you to cosponsor the Invest in American Jobs Act, and push for its inclusion in any transportation investment legislation considered by the House.”
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