Making good on another key campaign promise, President Joe Biden is focusing his attention on literally rebuilding America this week. The President announced a new mandate on Monday requiring all future infrastructure projects to use only American-made iron and steel.
The new guidance issued Monday by the Biden administration requires that the material purchased also be produced in the U.S., whether it’s for bridges, roads, water pipes, or broadband internet. The rules also set up a process to waive those requirements in case there aren’t enough domestic producers or the material costs too much, with the goal of depending less on imported and more expensive components.
It’s an important step is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material.
It’s odd how people perceive things, our media, even lefty media keeps slamming Biden’s poll ratings, this is with 6% growth, ending a 20 year war, 3.6 unemployment, 67% vaccinated, infrastructure passed, he’s a good dude and had the balls to call out z Putin. Not good enough?
— Titus (@TitusNation) April 18, 2022
President Biden’s goals are to create more jobs, ease supply chain strains and reduce the reliance on China and other nations with interests that diverge from America’s. The President also stressed that more domestic production will ultimately reduce price pressures in response to Republican attacks that his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package initially triggered higher prices. However, Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and its impact on the global supply chain is also impacting the way Americans are spending their money these days.
Because Biden became president we have the following.
The end of the war in Afghanistan
Lowest unemployment in 40 years
Over 70% of country vaccinated
The alternative would've been an economic recession and a pandemic that never ended
— Alfredo Montanez🇺🇦🇺🇲💛 (@ProudLiberal340) April 18, 2022
American manufacturers are about 170,000 jobs short of the 12.8 million factory jobs held in 2019, as manufacturing jobs began to decline before the pandemic began. But the U.S. has 6.9 million fewer manufacturing jobs compared with the 1979 peak, a loss caused by outsourcing and automation.
President Biden has signed a guidance to ensure when his infrastructure projects takes effect, federal dollars will support U.S. made steel and iron.
See the difference? When President Biden makes a promise, he delivers!
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) April 18, 2022
Getting more industrial jobs will likely mean adding even more factories and assembly lines as manufacturers are operating at a 78.7% capacity, which the Federal Reserve notes is above the historical average.