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Citing GAO procurement study, Sens. Baldwin, Merkley call to expand 'Buy America' laws

June 24, 2019 at 9:27 AM
A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows U.S. government procurement contracts are more likely to be awarded to foreign companies when subject to international trade commitments, prompting two Democratic senators to call for expanded “Buy America” laws. The report, part of a series requested by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in 2013, adds up what governments procure from foreign-located suppliers and acquire in foreign-produced goods. It shows that U.S.’ direct cross-border procurement, which involves both...

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