The Biden administration today released new guidance on the application of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Build America Buy America (BABA) policy. BABA expands, harmonizes, and modernizes Buy America domestic content preferences to more infrastructure programs and projects.
In response to the release of the new guidance, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“Buy America policies have supported American Manufacturing for decades, but until now, its application has been limited. The inclusion of BABA in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law takes great strides to address long-standing deficiencies in Buy America and further solidifies the Biden administration’s commitment to supporting American manufacturing. However, this program is only one piece of the puzzle: more has to be done to shore up our supply chain and ensure that we are producing the materials we need—like aluminum, concrete, steel, and iron—here in the United States.”