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Biden toughens Buy American rules

Manufacturing and labor groups including the AFL-CIO applauded the order, which tightens policies already in place.

“The Trump administration used the right words but never put in place policies to affect meaningful change,” Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said in a statement. “This executive order will close loopholes that allow agencies to sidestep Buy American requirements … [and] is a good first step in revitalizing U.S. manufacturing.”

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