The Support Procurement of Our Nation's Stainless Steel Act has been included in the final National Defense Authorization Act.

The measure, sponsored in the House by Congressman Anthony Brindisi, would reinstate the Berry Amendment's long-standing Department of Defense domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware.

"Stick a fork in it, my SPOONSS Act will help upstate companies like Sherrill Manufacturing sell more flatware and employ more people in our community," Brindisi said. "I am thrilled to see the SPOONSS Act included in the NDAA. I fought hard to get this legislation included because it will create good-paying jobs in Oneida County. I want to thank Senator Schumer for his hard work to keep this provision included in the final bill."

Sherrill Manufacturing is the only American-made flatware company and produces several lines of flatware under the Liberty Tabletop brand.

The legislation was introduced in previous years but was defeated each time it came to a vote.