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Mrvan to Serve as Co-Chairman of Congressional Steel Caucus

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December 11, 2020

Merrillville, IN – Congressman-elect Mrvan announced today that he has been selected to serve as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus.

Mrvan was selected to serve as Co-Chairman by current Co-Chairman Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), along with Co-Vice Chairmen Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) and Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR).  The Congressional Steel Caucus includes over 100 bipartisan Members of Congress and works to promote and advance the interests of the American steel industry and steelworkers in the U.S. Congress.

Congressman-elect Frank Mrvan stated, “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join the leaders of the Congressional Steel Caucus to ensure that our workers and the American steel industry can continue to make the best steel in the world and fairly compete in our global economy.  I look forward to working through the Caucus to advance policy priorities for the steel industry and make sure that they can continue to be the engine that supports the strength of our national defense and our national economy.”

Congressman Pete Visclosky, a former Chairman of the Steel Caucus, stated, “I congratulate Representative-elect Mrvan on securing this esteemed position.  The Congressional Steel Caucus is an invaluable resource and advocacy organization in the U.S. House of Representatives.  I know that Frank will be able to work with like-minded Members to continue to harness the strength of the Caucus for the improvement of steelworkers and manufacturers in Northwest Indiana and throughout our nation.”

Co-Chairman Conor Lamb stated, “I welcome Representative-elect Mrvan to the Congressional Steel Caucus.  Together we will work to advance a bipartisan agenda to create jobs and protect American workers in the 117th Congress.”

Mike Millsap, United Steelworkers District 7 Director, stated, “The selection of Congressman-elect Frank Mrvan as the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus is incredibly important to both steelworkers and all citizens of Northwest Indiana.  I applaud this announcement and look forward to continuing to work with Co-Chairman Mrvan in rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure with American-made steel.”

“U. S. Steel congratulates Congressman-elect Mrvan for his selection as Co-Chair of the Congressional Steel Caucus,” said U. S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Burritt.  “As we increasingly understand the importance of our domestic supply chain to America’s manufacturing base and national security, we are grateful for the efforts of the Congressional Steel Caucus and Congressman-elect Mrvan to ensure we have domestic steel that is mined, melted and made in the United States.  In this role Congressman-elect Mrvan will be leading a broad, bipartisan array of Representatives as they stand up for U.S. steelmaking.  This leadership position will help us protect lives and livelihoods, including thousands of high-paying skilled jobs in Gary and Portage, and benefit the national and Northwest Indiana’s economies.”

Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., stated, “I wish to congratulate Congressman-elect Mrvan on assuming the Co-Chairmanship of the Congressional Steel Caucus.  Cleveland-Cliffs believes in the fundamental role played by the American steel industry in promoting “Inclusive Capitalism”, and Congressman-elect Mrvan understands the important role of the Steel Caucus in advocating for the steel industry and the good-paying, middle class jobs it creates.  The companies and workers that comprise the American steel industry will be well represented by Congressman-elect Mrvan’s leadership of the Congressional Steel Caucus.”

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