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Ross, Mulvaney issue ‘Buy American’ guidance to federal agencies

July 14, 2017
Following the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order President Trump signed in April, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Office of Management Budget Director Mick Mulvaney have issued a memorandum outlining what federal agencies must cover in reports due by September. The memorandum is geared toward maximizing the use of existing policies to increase purchases of U.S. material and reduce the use of exceptions and waivers to Buy American laws. It also directs agencies to report on ways to strengthen,...

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