By The Canadian Press on November 16, 2020.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joe Biden is doubling down on his promise to enforce Buy American policies once he becomes U.S. president in January.
Biden says no government contracts will be given to companies that don’t manufacture their products on American soil.
He says it’s all part of the incoming administration’s plan to pull the country out of a pandemic-induced economic crisis.
Biden made the remarks today just as the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion to invite him to address a joint session of Parliament.
It’s not the first time Biden has been part of an administration that sought to block foreign companies from bidding on U.S. contracts.
It took Canada nearly a year to negotiate waivers to similar rules during Barack Obama’s first year as president, when Biden presided over the implementation of the 2009 Recovery Act.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 16, 2020.