An efficient transportation network directly impacts the competitiveness of the domestic steel
industry, its customers and suppliers, and American manufacturing as a whole. AISI urges the
President and Congress to take the following actions to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure:
Commit to substantial and sustained federal funding for infrastructure improvements through
multi-year, long-term legislation to rebuild the nation’s transportation, water, energy and other
- Enact policies to ensure that all iron and steel materials used to build the nation’s infrastructure
are produced in the United States, including provisions ensuring that the steel is “melted and
poured” – and not just “finished” – in the U.S.
- Provide for full funding of the investments necessary for the revitalization of the Soo Locks in
Michigan, which are essential to ensuring competitiveness of U.S. steelmakers by guaranteeing
access to domestic raw materials that support domestic jobs and local communities.