Trump's 'Buy American' executive order has no weight without Congress

Trump's 'Buy American' executive order has no weight without Congress

But it's not as straightforward as it sounds.

"For a president who has prided himself on his swift action when it comes to immigration, an interagency review of the program is a guarded and timid approach".

Trump campaigned on populist promises to stand up to China, which he contended was manipulating its currency and stealing American jobs, and to eliminate the Export-Import Bank, which he billed as wasteful subsidy. The changes link with Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" stance, which won him the Presidency back in Janaury amongst a subsequent rise in populism.

The order is more administrative in nature than a clear policy change.

The "Buy American, Hire American" executive order emphasizes enforcement of "Buy American laws" that will encourage government agencies and Americans to buy and hire American.

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It calls for a government-wide re-examination of "Buy American, Hire American" policies, including a study of government purchasing to be sure USA goods are preferred as well as a study of visa abuses. It's unclear what those might look like, but the agencies have 150 days to respond. The H-1B visas section included no definite timeline, while the government procurement section did. They also would be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants", said administration officials who spoke only on the condition of anonymity.

Cutting off the supply of goods not made in the United States would create fresh problems for USA companies, he said.

Tech companies have been bracing for Trump to make changes to the H-1B programme. In an announcement, the White House said H-1B visas should bring the highly talented and paid work to the United States.

The executive orders were signed a day after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed the computerised lottery draw of 199,000 H1-B visa applications it received for the fiscal year 2018 beginning October 1 this year.

Trump also pledged support for Wisconsin dairy farmers who are caught in the midst of a trade dispute with Canada.

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"The fact is, NAFTA has been a disaster for the United States - a complete and total disaster", he said.

The president's America first motto doesn't match the reality of business practices that made him millions.

Senior US administration officials had earlier praised the executive order as a "historic step" that would help protect American manufacturers and American workers. Trump also seeks changes in government procurement that would boost purchases of American products in federal contracts, with one aim being to help US steelmakers.

The secretary of commerce is tasked by the order with looking to streamline existing rules on federal construction projects. The president will also mandate federal agencies to prioritize purchases from American companies.

But others felt his plan is misguided.


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