January 25, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on President Biden’s Buy American Executive Order

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s new executive order to promote American manufacturers, businesses, and workers:

The economic fallout of the pandemic has hit American workers hard – many have lost their jobs and are unable to make ends meet. Now more than ever, we need to invest in our economy and the American workforce – and today’s executive action from President Biden does just that. This new order will help support U.S. manufacturing and boost job creation by ensuring that the federal government purchases more goods made by American workers. Ultimately, this will help create more good-paying jobs and is part of a larger strategy to make our economy work better for everyone. I am committed to working together with the Biden Administration to strengthen American manufacturing and to eliminate the backwards incentives in the Republican tax law to ship American jobs, not products, overseas. As we work to build back better, these must be top priorities.”