6 Takeaways From 'Buy American' Memo On Agency Reports

Law360, New York (July 12, 2017, 11:49 AM EDT) -- On June 30, 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memorandum to federal agencies regarding the “assessment and enforcement of domestic preferences in accordance with Buy American Laws,” which includes the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. §§ 8301–8305). Although the memorandum purports to provide guidance to help agencies implement the vision expressed in President Donald Trump’s April 2017 "Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American" (E.O. 13788), which we previously analyzed, the memorandum focuses...
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