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William Reinsch quoted in Bloomberg on Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Rule

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A directive requiring U.S. pipeline companies to use American steel and iron in their projects is testing President Donald Trump’s ability to keep his promises to two industries on opposing sides of the issue.

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The ultimate outcome is more likely to favor the steel industry, said William Reinsch, a fellow at the Stimson Center. While Trump can, and has, helped the oil and gas industry on a range of issues from drilling leases to permitting, the steel industry will mainly rely on the U.S.-made order and trade protections for relief, he said.

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