This is in a message to my town from my congressional representative, Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R, Maine):
“Continuing our work from last Congress, I joined forces with Senators Collins and King to fight to ensure the Department of Defense uses American tax dollars to purchase American made products, like the shoes made by the nearly 900 hardworking Mainers at New Balance. Too often in the past, our foreign competitors made these shoes for our troops, but we won the fight this year and now those shoes can be made in the Pine Tree State.”
It would have been nice if he had said something about how the troops now will get higher quality shoes to help them train and win our fights. But I don’t know if they do.