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www.washingtonpost.com: Biden releases U.S.-centered economic plan, challenging Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda

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And he urged an end to loopholes that let procurement officers and federal contractors get around existing “Buy American” clauses.

Biden said Thursday that his plan would restore the jobs lost this year and create 5 million new ones.

He called it “the great American comeback.”Still, Trump’s efforts to revive domestic manufacturing produced uneven results even before the pandemic.

In addition to closing loopholes around existing “Buy American” clauses, Biden is pushing for a crackdown on false advertising of “Buy American” goods.

“Buy American” provisions are also likely to face objections from U.S. firms that would see their costs increase if forced to buy more expensive supplies.

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