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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump’s New “Buy American” Executive Order Will Just Make Infrastructure More Expensive


By VOX, April 18, 2017

President Trump signed a new executive order Tuesday that’s supposed to make it harder for federal contractors to use cheaper imported products — especially steel — when building roads and bridges with public money.

The president’s order, dubbed “Buy American, Hire American,” was first reported Monday by the Wall Street Journal. (The “hire American” part refers to changes to H-1B visas for highly skilled workers.) As part of the order, Trump will require all construction companies working on federally funded projects to use American-made steel
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