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Sen. Kennedy introduces bill to up Buy America rule for federal procurement

August 4, 2022 at 4:39 PM
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) on Thursday introduced a bill that would increase the amount of materials bought by the federal government that must be made in the U.S. – known as the “Buy America” requirement – to “bolster” domestic manufacturing. More than half – 55 percent – of the value of inputs and materials purchased by the federal government must be U.S.-made under current thresholds. Kennedy’s bill, the “ Returning American Manufacturing Potential Act ,” would increase that threshold over...

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