Trump Signs “Buy American” Executive Order

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President Trump signs another “Buy American and Hire American” executive order on Thursday.

The order is titled “strengthening buy American preferences for infrastructure projects.”

It directs agency heads to encourage recipients of new federal financial assistance to buy iron, steel, aluminum, cement and other manufacturing products produced in the United States as much as possible.

Two years ago, Mister Trump signed a similar executive order.

This most recent directive is designed to eliminate loopholes, making sure any infrastructure project receiving federal financial assistance – even indirectly – prioritizes the use of goods made in the United States.

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