Sanders scores a win: Smithsonian to sell American-made products

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.

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The commitment from the museum signals a successful end to Sanders’s push to get American-made products sold exclusively in the museum’s gift shops.

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.