California Bill Would Require 'Buy American' Fleet Policy

Bill takes aim at Toyota for the closing of its NUMMI plant in Fremont, California.

Published: 10-Feb-2010

SACRAMENTO -- In a move meant to target Toyota, the state Assembly will only purchase American cars when replacing state-owned vehicles effective immediately.

"For any replacement or future vehicle, it has to be manufactured 50% or more in the United States," said Assemblyman Ted Lieu, who was the architect of the plan.

"Toyota is shutting down a NUMMI plant in Northern California, they're not even meeting with stakeholders, they refuse to cooperate. This is sending them a message," said Lieu.

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