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Trump proposes tighter Buy American limits on steel, iron

In comments to Engineering News-Record, Brian Deery, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America’s highway and transportation division, said that the new rules would only affect direct federal contracts with agencies like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the General Services Administration. He said the new requirements would not have a direct impact on the federal-aid highway program because states are the contracting agencies for that initiative.

In separate comments at a White House event, President Trump told those in attendance that “a product can be 50% foreign, and it still counts as American-made. Figure that one out.”

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