Chris Murphy: Hi, I’m Chris Murphy.
A little over a week ago, I lost a vote on the House floor by a razor-thin margin of 212 to 208. It’s an amendment that’s been a long time in the making. It would have finally, for the first time ever, given preference to US contractors, US manufacturers, when bidding on work from the Department of Defense.
You know that I have been working on this agenda for a long time. The idea is simple: without spending any more money, we can just use the money that we are already spending to buy things for the US military to grow jobs here in this country.
This is a big fight because on the other side of it are major international defense contractors who want to offshore the work that they get from the Federal government.
We came really close. We came within four votes of getting this bill passed….
This is a winnable fight: we’re this close. And by joining us,…you can make it perfectly clear that we are not going to let these powerful special interests beat us again, that we are going to make sure that when we send our taxpayer dollars to Washington, that they are spent right here at home on US jobs.