Sunday, March 17

The Department of Transportation introduced a rule that would discontinue waivers to Buy America requirements for domestic highway construction projects.

Buy America waivers were first introduced in 1983, during a time when domestic manufacturing could not keep up with construction demands. The department stated that allowing highway construction projects that receive federal funding to purchase supplies from foreign manufacturers is no longer beneficial.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “As we rebuild America’s infrastructure, this new rule would require federal highway projects to use products manufactured here.” The department has requested public input for the potential change. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Buttigieg and U.S. transportation officials as they assess the nation’s highway infrastructure needs.
  • For the leaders of federal agencies as they seek to support domestic manufacturing.
  • For the president and his advisors to receive God’s direction regarding the country’s economy.

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