SMART Statement on New Proposed Buy American Rules
SMART supports today’s efforts to enhance the effectiveness of Buy American provisions, which commits taxpayer funds to support good jobs and businesses in America.
Today’s actions represent the most robust and aggressive changes to the Buy America Act in decades and serve as an important step toward ensuring the full purchasing power of the federal government is leveraged towards supporting domestic production, union jobs and the national security of the United States.
The Biden Administration’s serious effort go beyond words and act on its priorities will grow the industries of the future to support U.S. workers, communities, and emerging industries. These actions include not only plans to increase competitiveness, but also include billions of dollars in new purchases to support the manufacturing of new technologies and products in America. New investments in workforce training and registered apprenticeship will further enhance opportunity for current and future generations of Americans to ensure American workers continue to lead the way well into the 21st century.