President Donald Trump’s Stance: Buy America, Hire America

Donald Trump’s promises before his victory as the 45th president of the United States of America were highlighted by bringing back jobs for American auto workers and rebuilding America’s manufacturing base, among others. Reiterating his determination, he made remarks before the American auto workers at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, U.S. on March 15, 2017.

Among those mentioned by President Trump in his remarks was “We are going to make the process much more simple for auto companies, and everyone else who wants to do business in the United States.”

Buy American and Hire American for the United States Automobile Industry

The preceding news as cited on the website of the White House was released to the public by the Office of the Press Secretary on March 15, 2017.

In a related news entitled, “Trump throws automakers a regulatory lifeline,” was another version of narrating the highlights of the American Center Mobility 2017 presidential remarks. It stated that” President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted automakers a wish they have been pushing hard for over the past year — a signal that tougher fuel-economy standards and greenhouse gas emission rules slated to go into effect between 2021 and 2025 might be relaxed. ”

A related statement that President Donald Trump did not talk about self-driving cars during his Wednesday speech in Ypsilanti Township, but he did promise to help the rapidly evolving industry, said John Maddox, CEO of the American Center for Mobility, is cited here.

President Trump announced about the reaffirmation of his two (2) allied executive departments shared commitment. These are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under the Department of Transportation. According to him, they are in the process of reinstating the Midterm Evaluation of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards intended for the automotive industry.  In 2016, EPA estimated that to comply with CAFE-GHG standards from 2012-2025, it would entail $200 billion.

“By reinstating the Midterm Evaluation, the Trump Administration will examine, and if necessary, revise, the regulations on auto manufacturers and the attendant costs passed on to consumers.”

“These standards are costly for automakers and the American people,” according to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Trump: I will fight to keep auto industry in the US

“It could take a year for the review process to play out, and Wednesday’s event was effectively a starting gun for intense lobbying efforts over how government policy will drive technology investment decisions in the auto sector,” as stated in an article.

Under the promotion of the supreme interest of the autoworkers in the sideline of the current administration stance: Buy America, Hire America, the automaker’s commitments are as follows:

  • Ford will focus on adding 700 jobs in Michigan instead of putting a plant in Mexico.
  • General Motors has planned to create over 1000 new jobs. Accordingly, it is serious in its commitment in planning for the investment of $1 billion in the United States.
  • Fiat Chrysler has envisioned to create 2,000 jobs. To realize its plan, it announced its commitment to investing $1 billion to modernize two plants located in the United States.

Realizing the effects of the excessive regulations that hamper workers, families, and business, President Trump has taken its solid stance on the following:

  • Directing each agency involved to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force mandated to identify costly and unnecessary regulations which are deemed to be modified or repealed.
  • Requiring that for every new Federal regulation approved, it is required to eliminate two existing regulations.
  • Directing the Department of Commerce to do two important tasks such as streamlining Federal which permits processes for purposes of domestic manufacturing as well as reduction of regulatory burdens on manufacturers in the local level.
  • Signing House Joint Resolution No. 38 which stops the burdensome “Stream Protection Rule.” 
  • Ordering the review of the “Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States” rule, to determine whether or not it is considered as stifling job creation or economic growth.
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