WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI, today issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement that Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) will be the new Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus:
“I commend Congressman Lamb’s commitment to the steel industry and to the nearly two million jobs our industry supports, and welcome him as Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus. We look forward to working with him, and caucus Vice-Chairmen Reps. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Rick Crawford (R-AR), to continue to advance public policies that support American steel and enhance manufacturing competitiveness. The strong bipartisan leadership of the caucus is critical to ensuring Congress supports policies that create jobs in steel and promote steel as the backbone of manufacturing. AISI also thanks Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN) for his long-time leadership of the Steel Caucus and steadfast support for the industry. We look forward to continued collaboration with the distinguished leadership of the Congressional Steel Caucus.”
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AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 21 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).