LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Senator Larry Teague plans to seek support of a bill that requires the use of American-made iron, steel and other products used for construction or repairs of public buildings. The goal is to keep tax dollars in the U.S.
The bill requires public buildings and public works to buy American, including highways, bridges, municipal buildings, schools, and hospitals, and the sponsor believes the concept will gain support.
"It's a simple concept and that is to buy American. And I think the reasoning behind that is we ought to support those American industries that continue to do manufacturing in the states," explained Sen. Teague, D-Nashville. "So many have moved off shore. I think there's value in supporting those who are doing business in the United States."
The bill was taken off the AG, Forestry and Economic Develop Committee so a few tweaks can be made.
Senator Teague told THV 11 it should be back on the docket next week.