Yet another corporate lackey shows his true colours - and they ain't Red, White & Blue
The Texas Senate and House are Republican-controlled.Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan "Buy American" Bill
Perry vetoed the "Buy American" bill, HB 535, which would have established a preference for the purchase of Texas and American manufactured goods by the State of Texas when they are of equal cost and quality to foreign-produced products. It's common sense, and it's a great way to keep our tax revenue in Texas and in America.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas, and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, passed the Senate 23-7 and the House, 145-0. That's some pretty broad support.
Here's the history of the bill