For Immediate Release: June 11, 2021
Contact: Mark Brueggenjohann 202-728-6014
Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Made-In-America
IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement in response to guidelines issued by the Office of Management and Budget’s Made in America Office:
“One of President Biden’s first actions in office was to sign a Made-In-America Executive Order calling on federal agencies to make sure taxpayer dollars went to support American manufacturing and American jobs.
“Today’s release of guidelines for federal agencies to implement this order is a vital step in ensuring investment in good, union jobs, and a rejuvenated domestic manufacturing sector.
“We’ve seen plenty of politicians talk about promoting domestic manufacturing and made-in-America rules. But President Biden has shown by his actions that for him, it's more than talk. And that’s good news for working families, who have the most to gain from made-in-America guidelines.
"Our country has a lot of work to do to strengthen our economy and create millions of good jobs. The men and women of the IBEW are ready to work with lawmakers and business leaders as we work to rebuild America’s manufacturing industry.”
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 775,000 members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.