Treasury Issues Clarification on Buy America Preference 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has clarified that American Rescue Plan are not subject to the Buy America preference in section 70914 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This determination is based on the programs being authorized to provide assistance for “emergency response expenditures,” as provided for in section 70912(4)(B) of the IIJA, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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