The Why and How of Buy American

White Paper

Passed by Congress in 1933, the Buy American Act created a national preference for the government to procure only domestic materials for use in public projects. The Buy American Act is often confused with the similarly named Buy America Act, but they are very different. This white paper explores the major differences between the two acts, as well as outlines key considerations government agencies and contractors should take into account under the new Administration.

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