The White House has mandated that any construction funded by the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package must utilize materials made in the U.S.
Guidance from the Office of Management and Budget instructs federal agencies to require that bridgework, roadwork, water projects and even work involving broadband internet are to be made with domestically procured materials.
"This means all manufacturing processes, from the initial melting stage through the application of coatings, occurred in the United States." the guidance advises.
Additionally, the bulk of components that comprise manufactured products used in the construction projects must be made in the U.S. as well
The new guidance is part of the White House strategy in implementing the infrastructure act as well as relieving supply chain issues that have plagued the country amidst the pandemic and rising costs due to inflation .
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