- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedMarch 5th, 2019
- house Committees
Despite President Trump’s protective tariffs, the U.S. steel industry still hasn’t become significantly stronger, and jobs in it haven’t grown as hoped for. Incorporating U.S. steel into the border wall will help the U.S. steel industry grow stronger by boosting its revenue.
It’s already going to be expensive and difficult enough to build the southern border wall. Requiring that it be built with U.S. steel — without knowing if that will be affordable or feasible — might endanger the odds of the wall’s construction itself, which isn’t worth the risk.