When taxpayer dollars are spent overseas...
The Washington Examiner is reporting that Environmental Protection Agency officials purchased $3.8 million in foreign-made parts for a stimulus-funded wastewater treatment plant.
This violates Buy America preferences.
According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), several European and Korean-made parts used in the project didn’t satisfy the Buy America Act that requires parts to be purchased or “substantially transformed” in the U.S.
Buy America is longstanding U.S. policy. It creates jobs and support domestic manufacturers.
What’s needed is more transparency, the closing of loopholes, and stronger enforcement so that taxpayer money is indeed spent as intended on American-made components.
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