SMA Commends Senate Approval of Bob Lighthizer as USTR
SMA Applauds Efforts to Determine if Steel Imports Should be Restricted on National Security Grounds
Washington, D.C. – The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) is pleased to see today’s executive order from President Trump. “This demonstrates that the administration recognizes the vital role that the domestic steel industry plays in our country’s national security"
Philip K. Bell, president of the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) commended President Trump for signing the executive order to “Buy American and Hire American”. The executive order will help maximize the use of domestically produced steel in federally funded infrastructure projects.
SMA submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce request for information on the construction and maintenance of American pipelines.
SMA Chairman Tracy Porter testified at today's Congressional Steel Caucus hearing. The purpose of the hearing was to to discuss significant national infrastructure projects and other matters of interest to the domestic steel industry.
Today, SMA President Phil Bell presented at the 13th Annual Platts Steel Markets North America Conference. He discussed challenges related to global steel overcapacity.
Today, the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held its first hearing of the 115th Congress. The Subcommittee examined the role of federal government agencies in building water infrastructure projects.
Earlier this week, SMA counsel Wayne D'Angelo testified at a House hearing on environmental barriers to infrastructure development. SMA's testimony begins at the 24:15 mark.
SMA joined nine other leading steel industry association and labor groups in sending a letter to the White House and Congressional leadership in support of Buy America domestic procurement preferences in U.S. law.