🚗 🚙 Turn your trusty old car into trustworthy journalism Learn more

"Buy American" is a common presidential promise. Why is it so hard to do?

Jan 25, 2021
President Biden signed an executive order to ensure that federal dollars purchase U.S.-made products — like the Trump administration and others before it.
President Joe Biden signs an executive order meant to channel the government's buying power into American products.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images