Sewell statement on U.S. Steel jobs announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement in response to U.S. Steel’s announcement that it will restart construction of an electric arc furnace steelmaking plant at its Fairfield Works facility in Jefferson County:
“My top priority in Congress has always been to promote good, high-paying jobs to Alabama’s 7th District. Since U.S. Steel’s Fairfield plant downsized in 2015, I have worked closely with U.S. Steel and the Fairfield community to get our steelworkers back to work. As a strong supporter of American-made steel, I am thrilled that U.S. Steel will add 150 full-time jobs at Fairfield Works.
“Manufacturing facilities like Fairfield Works are economic pillars in our community. While this expansion is a move in the right direction, Congress must do more to create jobs and strengthen manufacturing in states like Alabama. I look forward to continue working with steelworkers and U.S. Steel to promote growth and economic opportunity in Alabama’s 7th District and across our state.”