Buy America

Buy America

Under current law, domestic sourcing requirements apply to general government procurement, materials for highway and transit infrastructure investments, projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) and elsewhere. This is not a new phenomenon; “Buy America” laws have been on the books for 70 years in this country.

As AAM showed in its February, 2010 study, Buy America is a proven job creation tool that is broadly supported by Congress, the American people and hundreds of local governments throughout the United States. Application of Buy America laws is particularly pressing as our nation struggles to emerge from a recession that has devastated the U.S. manufacturing sector.

Domestic sourcing laws comply with our international trade obligations and are utilized by numerous foreign governments. For all of these reasons, “Buy America” provisions should continue to be utilized in infrastructure and other spending bills so our manufacturing base can thrive and so more Americans can earn a paycheck and contribute to the overall welfare of the nation.

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • RT @ebrotherton: Manufacturing sector added 28,000 jobs in July. Best showing since November 2013. But more work to do: http://t.co/GAP8HEE… 18 min 29 sec ago
  • Manufacturing punched above its weight in July. Rebound in the sector possible. But we still have a long way to go: http://t.co/W2RQm9xwMH 33 min 57 sec ago
  • RT @tlanddc: Adding +28,000k manufacturing jobs, closest @BarackObama has come to keep on track with his goal of 1M by end of second term #… 49 min 23 sec ago
  • #AAMeter RT @ScottPaulAAM The auto sector accounted for over half of #manufacturing job growth in July: 14.6k of 28k total jobs added. 49 min 34 sec ago
  • 28K new manufacturing jobs in July the 2nd time in Obama's 2nd term job numbers on target to hit Obama's 1 million new jobs goal. #AAMeter 1 hour 8 min ago
  • RT @ScottPaulAAM: Good backward revisions to #manufacturing. 15k in May, 23k in June. Overall, we're at 12.16 million #mfg jobs. (pre-reces… 1 hour 12 min ago
  • The 28,000 new manufacturing jobs in June is the best number since November 2013. #AAMeter 1 hour 16 min ago
  • WOW: 28,000 new manufacturing jobs were created in July. Obama needs 28,133 jobs per month to hit his 1 million jobs goal. #AAMeter 1 hour 18 min ago
  • ICYMI: Senate passed House version of Highway Trust Fund patch last nite. Funded thru May. Now we need a long-term plan for infrastructure. 2 hours 45 min ago
  • RT @MarkRuffalo: Tesla and Panasonic Agree to Build Factory in U.S. http://t.co/xyLIV7IFyj Renewable energy brings manufacturing back to USA 2 hours 52 min ago