American Iron and Steel Institute has welcomed White House announcement of initial guidance to federal agencies implementing the Build America, Buy America Act. AISI President & CEO Mr Kevin Dempsey said “We appreciate the commitment of the Biden-Harris administration to ensure that all federally-funded infrastructure and public works projects use iron, steel and other products that are made in America. As some federal programs do not apply Buy America requirements for the procurement of iron and steel products, we are pleased that today’s initiative begins the process to remedy this situation by providing clear guidance to federal agencies for adopting appropriate Buy America requirements for all federally-funded infrastructure projects. Mr Dempsey added “This announcement is an important first step toward ensuring the fullest possible implementation and enforcement of Buy America domestic procurement preferences by all federal agencies. But this represents just the beginning of a process, and we look forward to working in partnership with the administration and Congress to continue to ensure the use of cleaner American steel in all federally-funded infrastructure projects.” Mr Dempsey also noted that the announcement implements legislation authored by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) that was enacted as part of the Bipartisan infrastructure Law last year.