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Trump Administration Bolsters Buy American and Hire American Policies

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On April 18, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13788 entitled “Buy American and Hire American.” The new Executive Order launches a Trump Administration initiative aimed at vigorously enforcing our existing Buy American/Hire American programs and gathering information to support the strengthening of these policies in the future.

The Executive Order declares it shall be the policy of the executive branch to Buy American and Hire American. Buy American goals are to promote economic and national security and to help stimulate economic growth, create good jobs at decent wages, protect the middle class, and support the American manufacturing and defense industrial bases by maximizing through, among other things, federal procurements, the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States. Hire American objectives are to create higher wages and employment rates for workers in the United States, and promote their economic interests by rigorously enforcing and administering the laws governing entry into the U.S. of workers from abroad.

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