President Trump Signs ‘Buy American’ Executive Order on Essential Medicines

A common sense executive order was signed by the President last week. Something that every American should be able to get behind.

The following is from The Washington Times”:

President Trump signed a long-promised executive order Thursday that compels federal agencies to “Buy American” when it comes to a list of essential medicines and supplies, saying the coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need to bring supply chains home.

The order also streamlines the regulatory process for approving and standing up domestic manufacturing, so U.S. companies are prioritized.

Another component of the order will crack down on counterfeit medicines that flow into the country, mostly from China.

Experts and free-market advocates questioned the order, saying it will take a long time to implement and will disrupt an industry tied up in fighting the pandemic.

Yet the administration said the move is imperative, after COVID-19 revealed an over-reliance on China, and is a pure expression of the type of economic changes that Mr. Trump promised in 2016 and is pushing again before the November elections.

Mr. Trump said he’s ready to weather any pushback, as he issues a series of orders to shake up Big Pharma.

“I have a lot of enemies out there. This may be the last time you’ll see me for a while. A lot of very, very rich enemies, but they are not happy with what I’m doing,” Mr. Trump told Whirlpool factory workers in Ohio.

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