Administration Issues Guidance on Infrastructure Materials

Materials should be made in the United States. 

President Biden’s administration took a step on Monday toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing on infrastructure projects, by issuing requirements that projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction materials in the U.S. 

Whether for a bridge, highway, water pipe, or broadband internet, the material purchased is required to be produced in the United States. However, the rules also set up a process to waive those requirements in case there are insufficient domestic products or the materials cost too much, with the goal of issuing fewer waivers over time as U.S. manufacturing capacity increases. 

“There are going to be additional opportunities for good jobs in the manufacturing sector,” said Celeste Drake, director of Made in America at the White House Office of Management and Budget. 

“From Day One, every action I’ve taken to rebuild our economy has been guided by one principle: Made in America,” President Biden said last week in Greensboro, North Carolina. “It takes a federal government that doesn’t just give lip service to buying American but actually takes action.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they issue guidance on using American-made materials.
  • For wisdom for U.S. officials as they seek to support U.S. manufacturing.
  • For discernment for Cabinet members collaborating on infrastructure projects.

Sources: CBS News, Washington Times 


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