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Trump’s Buy American Enforcement Faulted in Federal Purchasing

Aug. 20, 2018, 1:28 PM

President Donald Trump‘s pledge to “Buy American” may be failing to live up to its billing, at least at the General Services Administration, which delivers more than $54 billion worth of products and services to federal agencies annually.

Contract attorneys and consultants who deal with the GSA say there’s little evidence of a new, intense wave of enforcement to prevent contractors from selling Chinese or other-non-compliant products to the government that would distinguish the current administration from previous ones.

Furthermore, lackluster enforcement efforts can undercut the ability of whistleblowers and the government to challenge in court potential violations of ...

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