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Trump Signs “Buy American” Order

From the Washington Post:

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that would tighten rules that award visas to skilled foreign workers and directs the federal government to enforce rules that bar foreign contractors from bidding on federal projects.

The order is a first effort to promote a “Buy American, Hire American” agenda, a key promise Trump made during the campaign.

Speaking at the headquarters of Wisconsin-based toolmaker Snap-on, Trump said that the order “declares that the policy of our government is to aggressively promote and use American-made goods and to ensure that American labor is hired to do the job.”

“We’re going to do everything in our power to make sure more products are stamped with those wonderful words ‘Made in the USA,’ ” Trump said. “For too long we’ve watched as our factories have been closed and our jobs have been sent to faraway lands.”

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3 Responses to Trump Signs “Buy American” Order

  1. Good Luck with that, Donald. I am concerned about
    what the unions will cook up. I like the idea of
    the products being made in the USA.

  2. As a former Foreign Service Officer who saw plenty of fraud/abuse of the H-1B and other programs, I am DELIGHTED that he has signed this legislation to tighten up on the rules. I firmly believe that American workers should NEVER lose their jobs to foreign workers coming in on H-1B or other visas, and yet it continues to happen. Disneyland and the University of California SanFran campus are two examples where not only did IT workers lose the jobs to foreign replacements – they were made to TRAIN their replacements. Disgraceful!