Steel Groups Urge Congress to Include Infrastructure Package in Next COVID Stimulus Legislation

Press Release

The U.S. member companies of five steel industry groups, representing nearly two million U.S. workers, wrote a letter urging Congress to include an infrastructure package in the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus legislation.

In a March 31, 2020 letter to Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and Charles Schumer, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), The Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports (CPTI) and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) told Congressional leadership that “Making a long-term and robust infrastructure investment now will not only respond to the urgent transportation system needs that are well known, but it also will create high paying jobs allowing businesses and families to recover from this extremely difficult economic shock. The benefits from such a bill will flow throughout the economy. We can put more Americans to work, improve quality of life in our cities, towns and rural areas and drive commerce and supplies across our nation by making infrastructure investment a critical component of the next stimulus package by including Buy America provisions and using domestically produced and fabricated steel.”