US President Mr Biden Proposes Buy American Rule
US President Mr Joe Biden has proposed to increase US content in the products the federal government buys and to support the domestic production of products. His proposal would increase US content in the products the federal government buys and support the domestic production of products critical to our national and economic security
American Iron and Steel Institute President & CEO Mr Kevin Dempsey said “We applaud President Biden for his actions today to strengthen federal Buy American preferences. We strongly support these efforts to ensure federal tax dollars are used to buy products made in America, including by increasing the amount of American-made content that must be contained in a product to be considered made in America. Strong domestic procurement preferences, including provisions to require the use of American steel, are essential to creating and maintaining good-paying US manufacturing jobs and to protecting our national security. And since the US leads the world in terms of clean steel production, using our products benefits the environment as well.”
US President believes that when US spends American taxpayers’ dollars, it should support American workers and businesses. Since January, the Biden-Harris Administration has made significant progress implementing the President’s vision. In April, the President opened his new Made in America Office. The Office reviews proposed waivers of Made-in-America laws and helps agencies use taxpayer dollars to support US manufacturing. The Made in America Office issued new waiver guidance to fulfil the President’s commitment to scrutinize and reduce waivers to Made-in-America laws. The guidance lays out a whole of government agenda to maximize the use of taxpayer dollars on domestic products and services to strengthen our industrial base and create good-paying, union jobs for Americans.