President Trump will sign a Buy American, Hire American executive order on Tuesday that will attempt to protect the American worker by enforcing immigration laws so that these workers can benefit from higher wages and greater employment as well as cutting out unfair trade practices.
The first part of the order—Buy American—is based on the twin pillars of maximizing “Made in America” content and minimizing waivers and exceptions of Buy American laws.
“Every agency and department of government will conduct a top to bottom assessment aimed squarely at cracking down on weak monitoring, enforcement and compliance efforts and at rooting out every single Buy American loophole,” said a senior administration official. “The secretary of Commerce will coordinate these agency efforts vetted by the president on how to properly close these loopholes. For the first time the Buy American bidding process will take into account the flagrant use unfair trade practices.”
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