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Sen. Murphy Says Made In America, Too Little Too Late?

January 24, 2017 By Staff
Sen. Murphy Says Made In America, Too Little Too Late?

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) found common ground with President Donald Trump?

Has Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) found common ground with President Donald Trump? Murphy is opening the Trump era by reigniting a push for a Depression-era “Buy American” law:

A liberal Connecticut senator is trying to mesh his long campaign pushing the federal government to enforce a Depression-era “Buy American” law with Donald J. Trump’s inaugural vow that his every move on trade, foreign affairs and immigration “will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”

Groups like the “Made in America Movement” have long advocated for U.S. consumers to choose American products, and for policy shaped around American industrial strength. More on the movement:

We are a non-partisan organization lobbying for American manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, small business owners, mom and pop stores, local boutiques, and service providers. Dedicated to encouraging consumers to buy American-made products, we provide our members with resources to expand their use of American-made products and serve as a place to share ideas to increase our members’ bottom lines. By uniting American voices to tell Washington to bring American jobs home, we are a conduit for change.

Honing in on a populist drum beat, President Trump also signed an executive order yesterday abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a clear signal that President Trump plans to stand by his American focused rhetoric from the campaign.

While its likely Connecticut’s economic struggles will continue for the time being, it’s clear no one solution will solve Connecticut’s woes. Only time will tell if Murphy’s focus on American-made products will have any effect on the economy, not only in Connecticut but across the nation.