Just days after being sworn in as President of the United States, Joe Biden issued a “Buy American” executive order.
That January 25 statement called for federal dollars to be spent on goods made by American workers using domestic content and attempted to close loopholes that have permitted jobs and production to be shipped out of the country. (The order also reiterated Biden’s longstanding support for the Jones Act, the nation’s freight cabotage law.)
On November 17, the White House announced it was opening to the public when waivers for domestic content are sought. Celeste Drake, the Made in America Director at the Office of Management and Budget, said this is the first time such disclosures will be made public since the Made-in-America law took effect in 1933.
“This is an important update for American businesses too, and a change we hope will reduce the need for waivers altogether,” Drake wrote. “By seeing the types of mission-critical products Federal agencies are having trouble sourcing domestically, American farmers, manufacturers, ranchers, and other firms can find potential new business opportunities with the government and work to fill those opportunities with Made in America products.”
To read the full statement, click on this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/briefing-room/2021/11/17/historic-transparency-on-the-path-toward-a-future-made-in-america/