President Biden will sign an executive order Monday aimed at boosting his “Buy American” efforts, following years of “Buy American, Hire American” initiatives from his predecessor.
The order, which the commander-in-chief will sign this afternoon, aims to increase domestic manufacturing by harnessing the purchasing power of the federal government and closing loopholes for companies taking business overseas.
If the “Buy American” moniker sounds familiar, that’s because President Donald Trump signed multiple executive actions focused on his “Buy American, Hire American” agenda dating back to early 2017.
In April of that year, the 45th president signed an executive action encouraging federal agencies to purchase US-made iron, steel and manufactured goods.
Two years later, he signed another two actions, focused on encouraging the use of US-made materials in federally financed infrastructure projects.