By Christina Wilkie - 03/10/11 12:45 AM EST
Sanders announced Wednesday that he “welcomed a commitment” by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History gift shops to sell American-made products rather than ones imported from other countries. Sanders’s press release follows a meeting the senator had with museum executives on Tuesday.
In January, Sanders sent a letter to National Museum of American History Director Brent Glass calling for the museum to sell American-made products.
He noted that miniature statues of famous American presidents were manufactured overseas, calling it “pathetic” that the gift shops weren’t selling American-made fare.