Dear Chairwoman Johnson, Ranking Member Lucas, Chairman Manchin, and Ranking Member Barrasso: We respectfully request that you include H.R. 4599, “Steel Upgrading Partnerships and Emissions Reduction Act'” or the “SUPER Act of 2021” in the conference report for the Bipartisan Innovation Act. This bill, introduced by U.S. Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), strengthens the competitiveness of American manufacturing by developing technologies to reduce emissions of conventional steelmaking. We were pleased to see the SUPER Act of 2021 included in the House-passed America COMPETES Act, HR. 4521, and ask for your support in the conference committee.
The SUPER Act establishes new cross-cutting steel manufacturing programs and initiatives at DOE, including: