Buy American

  • President Trump issued an executive order for federal agencies to review their policies and procedures for buying American. He suspect loopholes in buy-American laws are too often used when the government buys. Agencies are to forward their legal and procedural reviews to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, who will in turn deliver a draft set of recommendations by the end of the year.

    April 20, 2017
  • Does anyone need reminding of the thoroughly international content of PCs, smartphones, network switching equipment? And pencils?

    April 18, 2017
  • This week on the Capital Impact radio show, Bloomberg Government examines the law that requires the Defense Department to buy American when outfitting troops. Plus, which contractors will benefit the most from passage of an immigration bill?

    July 19, 2013
  • President Obama is facing a lot of pressure from Mexico and Canada to drop the the Buy American provision in the stimulus bill. This weekend the president traveled to Mexico to try to iron out…

    August 10, 2009
  • When the president signs that $787 billion stimulus package, agencies will need to make sure the goods they use for projects are from American companies. There are some exceptions, but a clause mandating that requirement…

    February 17, 2009
  • Yesterday, we told you about the potential that so-called Buy American provisions could be included in the multi-billion dollar stimulus package. It has stirred passions on many different sides of this issue. Among the opponents:…

    January 30, 2009