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Texas House passes measure to increase “Buy America” provisions

Published on May 11, 2017 under CommunityImpact

The Texas House on Monday gave tentative approval to a measure that would would require large state projects — such as buildings, roads and bridges — to purchase iron and steel from an American supplier if the cost doesn’t exceed 20 percent more than the price of cheaper, foreign imports. Senate Bill 1289 by state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, would increase “Buy America” provisions already in effect for the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Water Development Board to all state agencies. The bill also says that if American suppliers aren’t prepared to supply a project or there is […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock