As a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana, Pete Visclosky understands the steel industry is vital to America’s economic strength. As a member of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Pete leads efforts to ensure that our steelworkers are able to continue to make the best steel in the world. In order to improve our domestic manufacturing industry, he has secured federal funding to invest in industrial technology advancements to ensure our domestic producers are energy efficient and more profitable. He also worked with federal, state, and local governments to dredge the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal to improve the transportation network that our industries rely on to supply their customers. Additionally, he fought to require the Department of Defense to use 100% American-made steel in the construction of all of our military tanks, vehicles, and equipment.