Senate Agrees To Water Down 'Buy American' Provisions

03/07/2009 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

The Senate, at the urging of White House officials, agreed Wednesday night to water down some of the "Buy America" provisions in its version of the $900 billion economic stimulus bill.

The vote gave President Obama a victory in the first test of how he will balance his campaign promises to toughen protections for American workers against a storm of protests by American trading partners who have threatened retaliation.

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