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The President believes that when we spend American taxpayers’ dollars, it should support American workers and businesses. In his first week in office, President Biden signed Executive Order 14005, Ensuring the Future is Made in America by All of America’s Workers, launching a whole-of-government initiative to strengthen the use of federal procurement to support American manufacturing. To continue building on these implementation efforts and ensuring these ambitious goals aren’t just talk but action, the executive order established the creation of the Made in America office within the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The Made in America office works to implement Federal procurement and financial management policy to help carry out the President’s vision of a future made in all of America by all of America’s workers — including minority entrepreneurs and small businesses in every region in our country.

Visit the Waiver Transparency Website,

Federal Agency Websites Regarding the Build America, Buy America Act

The Build America, Buy America Act requires that all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in infrastructure projects are produced in the United States. Exceptions can be made by the head of a Federal agency – but first the agency must post the proposed waiver online for 15 days to allow the public to review it and submit comments.

Waivers posted for public comment are listed below and on an interim basis pending the development of a permanent website. (Note that this list will be updated as necessary to provide links to all published waivers.).

Covered Agencies

Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of the Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Department of Treasury
Department of Veterans Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency for International Development
Social Security Administration
General Services Administration
National Science Foundation
Office of Personnel Management
Small Business Administration
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
National Endowment for the Humanities 


M-22-11 Initial Implementation Guidance on Application of Buy America Preference in Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Infrastructure (April 18, 2022) (17 Pages, 521 KB)

M-22-08 Identification of Federal Financial Assistance Infrastructure Programs Subject to the Build America, Buy America Provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Memorandum M-21-26: Increasing Opportunities for Domestic Sourcing and Reducing the Need for Waivers from Made in America Laws

Improving the Transparency of Made in America Waivers

Other Resources:

Senior Accountable Officials List

Remarks By President Biden on Delivering On Made In America Commitments

Build America, Buy America Factsheet and FAQs for Award Recipients

Executive Order 14005, Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

Remarks by President Biden on the Importance of American Manufacturing | The White House

FAR Council Regulation to Strengthen “Buy American” Rules

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on Made in America Commitments

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