Federal Contractors Bear Brunt Of 'Buy American' Crackdown

Law360, Nashville (April 18, 2017, 7:55 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump's Tuesday executive order ramping up enforcement of "Buy American" laws is likely to create significant headaches for federal contractors, increasing their compliance costs, potentially restricting their supplier pools and likely leading to increased bid protests and False Claims Act disputes.

The president followed through on his promise to push "Buy American" and "Hire American" policies in a long-expected executive order on Tuesday. (AP) After months of campaign rhetoric, followed by further references in a number of high-profile speeches since his inauguration, the president followed through on his promise to push “Buy American” and “Hire American” policies in a...

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