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"Buy America" Provisions Hurt War Fighters and Taxpayers

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Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Baker Spring

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Military and defense (Military spending)

Keywords: National security; contractors; contracting; procurement

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act would restrict the supply of certain specialty metals used in weapons construction to domestic sources. Congress must remove these provisions to preserve the benefits of fair and open competition in defense procurement.