Cicilline, Author of 21st Century Buy American Act, Praises President Biden’s Executive Order

Jan 25, 2021 Issues: Jobs and the Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is re-introducing the 21st Century Buy American Act this week to promote the purchase of American-made goods by prohibiting federal agencies from waiving Buy American requirements, issued the following statement today:

“The executive order President Biden is signing today will benefit Rhode Island manufacturers and workers alike. It will help create more good-paying union jobs that build our economy back better. It provides critical relief at a time it's needed most.”

“Much more work needs to be done, however, and Congress needs to lead the way by stepping up for working men and women. That’s why I will soon be re-introducing the 21st Century Buy American Act with Senator Chris Murphy. This bill will help level the playing field for American manufacturers and ensure that America’s future is made right here in America by American workers.”