BUSINESS
03/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Senate Agrees To Water Down 'Buy American' Provisions

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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