U.S. Chamber Urges OMB to Address Challenges Resulting From Expanded Buy America Provisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding new Buy America guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a champion of American manufacturing and strongly supports policies that make the United States the best place to build, invest, and hire. Extending the reach of domestic content mandates will require careful consideration to maintain U.S. global competitiveness while continuing to facilitate the infrastructure investments contemplated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

“Maintaining and enhancing domestic manufacturing capacity is a laudable goal, but the Chamber expresses strong concerns that the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance and timeline for implementation may not offer a workable approach. We urge the Office of Management and Budget and all impacted federal agencies to engage stakeholders to address the short and long term challenges stemming from moves to extend the reach of Buy America mandates.”