The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers welcomes President Biden’s selection of Celeste Drake as Made in America Director at the Office of Budget and Management (OMB).
Ironworkers, like thousands of other blue-collar Americans, have lost jobs and seen communities languish as supply chains moved overseas. Throwing the weight of government procurement to support American industry would go a long way toward solving the problem, but the previous administration’s attempt to strengthen domestic procurement failed for lack of leadership. Having the right person leading the effort at OMB is the best way to ensure results.
Ms. Drake has distinguished herself as a tireless advocate for American workers. She brings the energy and expertise needed to get the job done. Her appointment makes the Iron Workers doubly confident that the Biden administration will fight effectively to make Buy American work again.
Iron Workers Applaud Appointment of Drake as Made in America Director