White House Releases New Details on Made in America Council to Make Domestic Preferences More Uniform

The White House has announced the launch of a Made in America Council, which will be the overarching group to “coordinate and advance the Made in America Office’s work across the entirety of the Federal Government.” This represents a new strategy for things like the Buy American Act and related policies, because it will try to centralize these efforts to some degree, instead of having them disbursed throughout the various federal agencies. Below are some of the highlights from this announcement.

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GAO Protester: Gloves Are Not “Clothing”

File this one in the “A for effort” category.  In a GAO bid protest, a contractor recently complained that it was unfairly excluded from a competition because the gloves sought by the agency were not “clothing” covered by a domestic preference law.  Not surprisingly, the GAO’s response was, “nice try.”

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