Poliquin Stands Up for Maine Jobs and Maine-Made Products
WASHINGTON – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, testified before the House Armed Services Committee to advocate for the use of the Berry Amendment, a provision which requires the Department of Defense to use American-made products when available. In addition, Congressman Poliquin thanked the Committee for its work to include an additional DDG-51 ship in last year’s National Defense Authorization Act to be manufactured at Bath Iron Works, employing more than 6,000 Mainers from across our State.
Congressman Poliquin testifies before the House Armed Services Committee. Click HERE to watch the Congressman’s testimony.
After the hearing, Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
“I urge the Committee to implement the Berry Amendment and to require the Department of Defense to use materials that are made here in America, specifically the top-of-the-line athletic shoes that are manufactured in Maine’s Second District” said Congressman Poliquin. “Our businesses and workers in Maine produce the best shoes in America and provide more than 900 jobs for hardworking Mainers.”
Congressman Poliquin enters the House Armed Services Committee hearing room sporting his own American-made athletic shoes.