Aug 15, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump to include infrastructure projects in "Buy American" expansion

President Trump at a rally.

President Trump at a rally. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

President Trump will sign an executive order expanding the "Buy American" rules so infrastructure projects such as roadways, pipelines and broadband can be included in its provisions, reports CNBC.

Why it matters: The rule strengthens the requirement for federal agencies to use U.S. sourced goods and services. However, there are legal questions concerning the rule leaving those affected by it wondering whether the executive branch of the government can require vendors to source specific products, and how much it could raise costs for the government.

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