Brown, Portman introduce Buy American Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In light of evidence that U.S. federal agencies have granted an excessive number of waivers to Buy American laws in the last few years, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) joined their colleagues, Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to introduce new legislation that would establish a centralized online hub to increase transparency and ensure federal agencies prioritize the purchase of American-made goods in compliance with existing law.

Under current law, federal agencies may use domestic content waivers to Buy American laws to purchase goods or services from foreign companies only in certain circumstances, for example, when an American-made good is unavailable or will significantly increase the cost of a product.

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