After he signs executive orders that will destroy the American energy industry, and send manufacturing jobs to China and elsewhere. What a joke.
So far, President Biden has:
👎Committed to rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement
👎Blocked #KeystonePipeline construction
👎Issued a moratorium on oil & gas leases
One thing is clear, Democrats’ hostility towards our energy sector will be a hallmark of the Biden administration.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 22, 2021
Biden to sign executive order aimed at strengthening ‘Buy American’ policies
The White House noted that the president also “remains committed to working with partners and allies to modernize international trade rules” related to government procurement
By Fox News, January 25, 2021
President Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Monday aimed at strengthening the United States’ “Buy American” policies as part of the administration’s commitment to increase investments in American manufacturing and workers.
“President Biden’s executive action will ensure that the federal government is investing taxpayer dollars in American businesses—both small and large. These investments will help create well-paid, union jobs, and build our economy back better so that everybody has a fair shot at the middle class,” The White House said in a statement. “They will buy from all of America—including minority entrepreneurs and businesses in every region in our country. And, they will support the manufacturing capabilities and technology needed to build a clean energy future and strengthen our national security, and give our workers and companies the tools they need to compete globally for decades to come.”
According to the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies spent $586 billion on direct procurement contracts for goods and services in fiscal year 2019, with the Defense Department — the world’s largest purchaser of manufactured goods — spending nearly two-thirds of that amount.
In order to strengthen “Buy American” policies, Biden’s executive order will direct agencies to close current loopholes that allow companies to offshore production and jobs. The order will review how domestic content, or the amount of a product that must be made in the U.S. for a purchase to qualify under Buy American law, is measured, increase both the price and threshold for domestic goods, and update how the government decides if a product was sufficiently made in America.
The order will also crackdown on unnecessary waivers by creating a “central review” of agency waivers and Buy American requirements and direct the General Services Administration to publish relevant waivers on a publicly available website to provide transparency to manufacturers on contract opportunities.
In addition, agencies will be required to report on their implementation of current Made in America laws and to make recommendations bi-annually on ways to ensure items offered to the general public are meeting the administration’s Made in America goals while considering service industries in addition to manufacturing.
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