U.S. Department of Transportation on President Biden’s ‘Made-In-America’ Executive Order

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  — U.S. Department of Transportation released a statement on President Biden’s executive order ensuring that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars they are spent on American-made goods by American workers and with American-made component parts.

“The Department of Transportation is a strong supporter of Buy American and we applaud President Biden for taking bold action today to ensure our future is made in America — and by American workers.

“The crises we face have created an opportunity to build back our economy better than before, and President Biden’s executive order will empower us to be a central force in our country’s recovery.

“We look forward to implementing President Biden’s Made in America executive order that will ensure transportation-related capital purchases, equipment, and supplies are acquired when available.

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“In addition, we will also ensure that the President’s strong support of the Jones Act is realized so that only U.S.-flag vessels carry cargo between U.S. ports.

“With these goals in mind, the Department stands ready to help President Biden create good-paying, union jobs, and strengthen the middle class.”

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