Pittsburgh, PA – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in response to the waiver guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget’s Made in America Office:
“Revitalizing our nation’s manufacturing base and, in the process, protecting and creating thousands of good, community-sustaining jobs is one of the surest ways to promote widespread economic security. We commend the Biden administration for making it a top priority.
“Today’s guidance is an important step toward capitalizing on this potential, helping us better implement Made in America laws across all federal agencies by evaluating and streamlining the waiver process.
“When the federal government spends taxpayers’ money, we must ensure that those funds go toward supporting our domestic industries. Increasing consistency, transparency and communication around waivers will help U.S. manufacturers and workers fill these needs.
“USW members are ready and willing to help build America’s future. We look forward to continuing to work with the Made in America Office and the whole Biden administration to ensure that they have that opportunity.”