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?

‘Made in America’ Pandemic Preparedness Act Passes Committee Unanimously. Now What?

Both houses of Congress have bills that have passed committees, easily, in regard to building domestic supply of personal protective equipment for medical staff. These bills need to hit the floor so President Biden can sign them. But, more importantly, Buy American provisions face serious WTO risk, making all of this action moot.