Pocan Praises President Biden’s “Buy American” EO
MADISON, WI – Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing an executive order strengthening the federal government’s “Buy American” rules.
“At a time when American businesses, manufacturing, and workers are facing an economic crisis, our government has a duty to invest in their futures. President Biden’s executive order promoting a “Buy American” agenda is welcome news for American workers and businesses that desperately need federal investments for their survival. President Trump’s failed promises of encouraging and supporting American workers and businesses were filled with loopholes exploited by his corporate friends. President Biden is closing those loopholes and appointing a new position to limit waivers granted to companies seeking to circumvent “Buy American” rules.
“Since my days in the Wisconsin State Assembly through my time in the House, I have championed numerous pieces of legislation to ensure that American taxpayer dollars go to American manufacturing and jobs—instead of outsourcing federal contracting to companies with minimal labor standards or poverty wages. America needs a massive relief in the coming months, and we owe it to taxpayers to ensure that recovery supports American union jobs, American manufacturing and American small businesses.”