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U.S. Steel Manufacturing: National Security and Tariffs [August 12, 2021]   [open pdf - 543KB]

From the Document: "Steel plays a significant role in national security and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) operations. While the defense industry often integrates steel into components or structures of military platforms and weapon systems, it also has other applications associated with homeland security and critical infrastructure. In recent years, some in Congress have come to view global overcapacity and excess production of steel, which has tended to result in a reliance on often cheaper imported steel instead of domestically produced steel, as a potential threat to U.S. national security. These Members have advocated boosting U.S. steel production as a means of ensuring a stable domestic supply for national security purposes."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11897
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Date:
2021-08-12
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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