Authorization conferees drop strict 'Buy American' provisions for weapons programs

By Justin Doubleday / December 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM
The compromise fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill does not include strict "Buy American" requirements for weapons programs after defense industry groups and foreign governments lobbied against them. The FY-21 conference report released this week does not include an "enhanced domestic content requirement for major defense acquisition programs" that was included in the House's version of the legislation. The provision sought to gradually ramp up "Buy American" requirements on programs from 50% today to 100% by 2026. The provision was...

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