Trump's 'Buy American' Order Already Packs A Punch

By Howard Roth (December 1, 2017, 1:47 PM EST) -- On Dec. 29, 2016, President Donald Trump tweeted: "My administration will have two simple rules BUY AMERICAN HIRE AMERICAN." These rules were repeated in both his inaugural address and his address to Congress. On April 17, 2017, the president's "Buy American and Hire American" executive order was issued and the final EO report by the secretary of commerce was due at the White House by Nov. 24, 2017. It is not known at this time when the report will be made public but it is expected to include "specific recommendations to strengthen implementation of Buy American Laws, including domestic procurement preference policies and programs" with input from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Office of Budget and Management Director Mick Mulvaney and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer....

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