US Senate eases 'Buy American' stimulus plan

"Buy American" is a part of Obama's nearly $900 billion economic stimulus bill.

US Senate eases 'Buy American' stimulus plan

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to soften down a "Buy American" plan as part of its nearly $900 billion economic stimulus bill, after President Barack Obama expressed concern the original language could lead to a trade war.

Senators approved an amendment requiring provisions that have upset Canada, the European Union and other trading partners be "applied in a manner consistent with U.S. obligations under international agreements."

Reuters
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