On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the executive order “Buy American and Hire American” aimed at maximizing the federal government’s use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States. The E.O. does not attempt to change existing law, but requires agencies to increase monitoring, enforcement, and compliance with Buy American Laws while minimizing the use of waivers.
The Trump administration has been vocal in its criticism of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and already has worked with the Republican-controlled Congress to begin rolling back key provisions of the legislation.
The incoming Trump administration’s approach to foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States and to national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is difficult to predict. Mr. Trump has criticized certain foreign investments in the United States, but his trade-related critiques have focused largely on U.S. free trade agreements and the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to foreign countries.
The last three days since the election has seen a frenzy of activity as the expanding team of President-elect Donald Trump has begun the process of forming the players and agenda of the Trump Administration.