WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday aimed at strengthening federal government rules on purchasing American-made goods.
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Biden signed the order following remarks on the state of the manufacturing sector in America.
The executive order aims to close loopholes on federal rules that allow American manufacturers to assemble goods for government contracts with foreign-made parts. The order also imposes a 180-day deadline to implement the changes.
NBC News says that Biden proposed a "Buy American" plan during the 2020 presidential campaign that called for an increase of $400 billion in the purchase of American-made goods over four years.
Former President Donald Trump made similar promises to increase the government's purchase of American-made goods. NBC News says Biden administration officials claim the new order is a "clear directive" with a "clear direction."