Trump's ‘Buy American' Order will Tighten the Law on Government Contracts

Shareholder Mark Stempler, writing an opinion piece in The Hill, takes a closer look at President Trump's "Buy American" executive order and the impact it may have on bids for federal contracts.

Mark writes that "while the executive order does not change the Buy America Act of 1933, it does require the federal government and its procuring agencies to reexamine the law, insure it is being applied properly, and consider ways to improve it…In the short term, bidders in federal procurements will need a greater awareness of the law's requirements and exemptions, and to be more prepared to challenge or defend contract awards based on the implementation of the law."