Joe Biden, Frank Mrvan Deliver Jobs, Jobs, Jobs to NW Indiana’s Steel Industry, Hoosier Families


Associated Press: Biden to require US-made steel, iron for infrastructure

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future President Joe Biden and U.S. Congressman Frank Mrvan is bringing to Hoosiers in Northwest Indiana. This time, the Biden Administration announced that all projects tied to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (The Jobs Act) must come from steel made in the United States. This policy is set to secure jobs in Northwest Indiana – the Steel Capital of the nation – and it’s Frank Mrvan who delivered for Hoosier workers. It’s also a coincidence (maybe) Congressman Mrvan serves as co-chair of the Congressional Steel Caucus

“It’s simple: President Joe Biden and Congressman Frank Mrvan have secured a brighter future for Hoosiers in Northwest Indiana and for our country’s steel industry by guaranteeing American-made steel will be used for projects associated with The Jobs Act,” said Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. “Indiana Republicans are set to claim Frank Mrvan has failed Hoosiers – but the Congressman’s actions speak louder than their words. Congressman Mrvan delivered union jobs, revitalized infrastructure, and a better way of life for families when it mattered most. The Indiana GOP only prioritizes divisive partisanship.” 

Since the start of the Biden-Harris Administration, Indiana Democrats like Frank Mrvan have delivered the kitchen-table issues most important to Hoosier families. This includes The Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan. Because of this work, Democrats are revitalizing infrastructure systems, expanding broadband, funding public schools, handing teachers a pay raise, and supplying all 92 counties and its communities relief funding when it mattered most. 

Simply put: Indiana Democrats are creating a better future for Hoosiers. As for the Indiana GOP, they have no plans for Indiana’s future – just partisanship. 

Associated Press: Biden to require US-made steel, iron for infrastructure

The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material. […]

President Joe Biden hopes to create more jobs, ease supply chain strains and reduce the reliance on China and other nations with interests that diverge from America’s. With inflation at a 40-year high ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, he’s betting that more domestic production will ultimately reduce price pressures to blunt Republican attacks that his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package initially triggered higher prices.

“From Day One, every action I’ve taken to rebuild our economy has been guided by one principle: Made in America,” Biden said Thursday in Greensboro, North Carolina. “It takes a federal government that doesn’t just give lip service to buying American but actually takes action.”

Biden said that the roughly $700 billion the government devotes annually to procuring goods is supposed to prioritize U.S. suppliers but regulations going back to the 1930s have either been watered down or applied in ways that masked the use of foreign imports. […]

Tucked into the bipartisan infrastructure package that became law last November was a requirement that starting on May 14 “none of the funds” allocated to federal agencies for projects may be spent “unless all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in the project are produced in the United States.” That’s according to Monday’s 17-page guidance. […]

Getting more industrial jobs will likely mean adding more factories and assembly lines — as manufacturers are operating at a 78.7% capacity, which the Federal Reserve notes is above the historical average.


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