Press Release: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Video Message to President Trump: Keep Your Word to Wisconsin Workers on Buy America Legislation

“Please make sure Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan know you support this important legislation that puts America first. Maybe just … send them a tweet.”

WISCONSIN – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today sent President Donald Trump a video message over social media to urge him to keep his word to Wisconsin workers and help her pass Buy America legislation in front of Congress right now.

WATCH the video here and read the transcript below:

BALDWIN: “Hello President Trump from beautiful Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.”  

“The last time you were in Wisconsin, you said you backed my Buy America provisions 100%.”

TRUMP: “So I’m very much into that and I agree with her 100%.”

BALDWIN: “Now you’ve got a chance to put your words into action — right now, the Senate is looking at passing the Water Resources Development Act that has my Buy America legislation built right in. It would make sure that we’re building America’s water infrastructure with American iron and American steel.

“Please make sure Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan know you support this important legislation that puts America first. Maybe just … send them a tweet.”

BACKGROUND:

During a visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2017, President Trump was asked if he supported Senator Baldwin’s Buy America water infrastructure legislation. He said “I do … I’m very much into that and I agree with her 100%.”

However, he previously failed to stop House Republicans from caving into pressure from powerful special interests pushing to remove Baldwin’s Buy America provision from the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), even though it passed the Senate earlier with a 95-3 vote.

Now, WRDA is in front of Congress again. Senator Baldwin has renewed her Buy America push in the water infrastructure legislation and she is urging President Trump to join her in the effort to stand up for Wisconsin workers and manufacturers.