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  • US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday aimed at strengthening U.

  • S.

  • Manufacturing.

  • At a press conference, Biden said he'd close loopholes in existing buy American provisions to ensure the federal government purchases American made products to revitalize the manufacturing sector, which accounts for about 12% of the U.

  • S economy.

  • Biden will make federal contracts more transparent and create a senior position in the White House to oversee the process.

  • Under the previous administration, the federal government contract awarded directly to foreign companies went up 30%.

  • That is going to change on our watch today.

  • I'm taking the first steps in my larger bill back better recovery plan that invest in American workers, unions and businesses up and down the supply chain.

  • White House officials say Biden's push to revitalize manufacturing is key to driving up wages, creating union jobs and strengthening U.

  • S supply chains, all of which have proved vexing for previous administrations, including former President Donald Trump.

  • Biden's executive order applies to about a third of the $600 billion in goods and services the federal government buys each year.

  • When we buy America, we'll buy from all of America that includes communities that have historically been left out of gun procurement, black, brown, Native Americans, small businesses and entrepreneurs in every region of the country.

  • Biden also reiterated plans announced on the campaign trail last year to replace the fleet of federal cars with American made electric vehicles.

  • The A F L C I O Federation of Trade Unions welcomed Biden's order and a statement saying Quote this order is a good first step in revitalizing US manufacturing, which Trump's policies failed to do over the past four years.

  • China overtook the United States as the world's top manufacturer in 2010 and was responsible for 28% of global output in 2018, according to United Nations data.

US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday aimed at strengthening U.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/26
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