Senate Passes Rick Scott’s, Tammy Baldwin’s Resolution Encouraging Buying Products Made in America

This week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution from U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., “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.”

Back in June, the two senators introduced the resolution. They also paired up on the “Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Online Act” which will make online goods list their country of origin.

“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.,” Scott said when he introduced the resolution.

“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,” Baldwin said.

More than a dozen senators co-sponsored the resolution which also had the support of the Coalition for a Prosperous America and the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

On Monday, the Senate passed the resolution without opposition. Scott weighed in on the Senate’s action on Tuesday.

“I’m glad my colleagues joined together to pass this resolution, which encourages all Americans to buy products made in the U.S. whenever possible. This outbreak has shown that we cannot continue to rely on our adversaries, like Communist China, who lied about the coronavirus and refused to be a partner in solving the crisis, for our critical supplies. I know it’s not always easy, but buying American is an important step we can all take at home to support American jobs, American producers and American manufacturers, while helping build up the U.S. supply chain. I’m committed to supporting American businesses and jobs, and ensuring America remains strong as the undisputed leader of the global economy,” Scott 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,” Baldwin said.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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