CPA sent the following letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) regarding the Office of the Attending Physician’s distribution of KN95 masks made in China to lawmakers. CPA urged House leadership to immediately stop all purchase and procurement of Chinese personal protective equipment (PPE) and instead source from American…
WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the Made in America Office at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for unveiling a new Buy America waiver transparency process on Wednesday. Under this new guidance, the 24 largest federal agencies must enter proposed non-availability waivers into a digital portal on the…
A House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on clean energy technologies shows division among the parties, with one main agreement: the U.S. will lose out on this market if Washington allows for dependence on Asia for solar, wind and EV battery materials.
The Last Word | A Return to American Made By Greg Owens Steel is in short supply in the U.S. and prices are surging, which drives up costs and squeezes profits. U.S. steel prices are 68% higher than the global market price and almost double China’s. The price gap is so wide that even with…
Katherine Tai spoke to CSIS this week about China. Some takeaways were better than others.
Defense Authorization: House Armed Services Committee ‘Buy American’ Debate Shows Some Still Believe Americans Make Things
The recent and ongoing National Defense Authorization Act was an emotional debate over Buy America provisions. Where do our Congressional leaders come down on this issue? Do local manufacturers have any allies in Washington?
In a two-part series of the National Defense Authorization Act mark-up in the House, part one looks at the Buy American Act for Navy ships: who voted in favor of it, and who did not?
Senate Infrastructure: The ‘Build America, Buy America Act’ Stresses “Commonsense” Preference for US Products, Companies and Workers
We looked closer at the new Senate infrastructure bill. Title IX Build America, Buy America would be a big win for President Biden. And, potentially, for U.S. manufacturing and reshoring.
The Senate’s huge infrastructure bill includes provisions that turn the focus on domestic producers of everything from steel to personal protection equipment. The bill also calls for a review of trade agreements, including our relationship with the WTO. Here’s what we like so far.
Tony Blinken Says National Security is Economic Security, But Biden Administration Faces Major Obstacles
Secretary of State Blinken says national security and economic security go hand in hand. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that outsourcing economic might to Asia is just as important.