Controversial 'Buy American' provision removed from final defense policy bill

By Tony Bertuca / December 7, 2021 at 2:11 PM
Lawmakers have agreed to drop a provision from the final fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill that would have steadily increased the Pentagon's domestic sourcing requirements for materials used in its major defense acquisition programs. The enhanced “Buy American” provision authored by Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), which was included in the House’s initial version of the bill, was opposed by defense industry advocates as well as foreign military officials. The provision would have required the defense secretary to provide Congress...

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