Biden Admin. Slammed For Nixing WTO Critical-Drug Proposal

By Daniel Wilson (April 20, 2021, 9:57 PM EDT) -- An advocacy group for domestic producers on Tuesday slammed the Biden administration's withdrawal of a Trump-era proposal seeking to exempt critical medicines from a World Trade Organization government procurement agreement, saying it had undercut a promise to "Buy American."

President Joe Biden had pledged during his presidential campaign to invest in domestic manufacturing to reduce dependence on foreign supply chains, and to use the government's purchasing power to support "Buy American" policies, according to the Coalition for a Prosperous America, a "bipartisan coalition of farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and labor organizations that make and grow things in the United States."

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