Trump expected to order agencies to buy American products

President Trump on Tuesday is expected to sign an executive order directing all federal agencies to buy domestic products and those that do not will be held accountable, Government Executive reports.

According to the report, current regulations ask agencies to buy only domestic products but many agencies circumvent the requirement through waivers and the president intends on ending that loophole.

As part of the order, each agency will undergo a “Buy American” performance review and their practice of requesting waivers and exceptions will also be under scrutiny, the report notes.

Reader comments

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 happy

how about buy American cars and trucks. I hate foreign vehicles. American come first. Cell phones will have to be made here in the America. We are the one send the labor/products over other countries to make them.

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Many foreign-made products are better made with better materials. US needs to step up their game.

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Yes I agree, it is time we look out for our country. Too many foreign products and cheaply made. May create more American jobs as well. Great Idea. Never know until you try it.

Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Do we still have manufactures that make things with all USA made parts, etc.?

Tue, Apr 18, 2017 DR L Denverr

Hopefully his Executive Order will include products purchased and provided by government contractors as well.

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