[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 5, 2021)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 55463-55464]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21907]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10274 of September 30, 2021

National Manufacturing Day, 2021

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate all that is 
                made in America and recognize the importance of our 
                Nation's manufacturers to every aspect of our lives. 
                From the electronics we rely on, to the safely packaged 
                foods we eat, to the clothing we wear, to the 
                appliances and furniture in our homes, to the cars we 
                drive--American manufacturing is essential to our 
                economy. It employs over 12 million Americans directly 
                and many more indirectly--providing high quality jobs 
                to communities across the country and producing the 
                highest quality goods in the world.

                In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, our 
                manufacturing sector was upended--578,000 manufacturing 
                jobs were lost in 2020. Supply chain disruptions left 
                our Nation short of lifesaving protective equipment, 
                ventilators, and other essential health equipment at a 
                time when we needed it most. However, our Nation's 
                manufacturers and manufacturing workers stepped up--
                refitting their operations to produce needed materials 
                and working long hours to make sure our Nation had what 
                we needed.

                The pandemic brought into even sharper focus the 
                fragility of many of our global supply chains, which 
                were already subject to everything from accidents and 
                extreme weather to other countries engaging in unfair 
                trade practices. In the name of our national and 
                economic security and in support of American-based 
                companies, American manufacturing, and American jobs--
                especially union jobs--I have committed our Nation to 
                building our own resilient supply chains. That is why, 
                during my first days in office, I signed an Executive 
                Order to support manufacturing, rebuild our industrial 
                base, and strengthen our supply chains--all while 
                creating good-paying, union jobs. My order, ensuring 
                that our future is made in all of America by American 
                workers, also strengthens domestic manufacturing by 
                directing Federal agencies to buy more American-made 

                My Administration has also called for historic 
                investments in making our supply chains more resilient 
                as well as investments in new and cleaner manufacturing 
                technologies that will help us innovate and lead in 
                manufacturing in the 21st century. The clean energy 
                economy presents an enormous opportunity to revitalize 
                American manufacturing, maintaining and creating good-
                paying, union jobs, while cleaning up the air and water 
                in communities across the country. That's why my 
                Administration is calling for investments to ensure 
                that as we build everything from wind turbines to 
                electric vehicles and that they are made in the United 
                States with clean, American-made materials. The Federal 
                Government is a major buyer in markets for goods and 
                services. One of the most effective ways to support and 
                grow American companies, put more Americans to work, 
                and to strengthen American manufacturing is to buy 
                American. My Administration is making the biggest 
                enforcement change to the Buy American Act in 70 years, 
                raising the amount of domestic content required to be 
                considered ``Made in America'' from 55 percent to 75 

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                My Administration has also invested in our Nation's 
                communities and the manufacturing base that builds 
                them. Through programs like the Manufacturing Extension 
                Partnership, Manufacturing USA, and opportunities 
                sponsored by the Economic Development Administration of 
                the Department of Commerce, we are providing resources 
                to support and strengthen STEM education, 
                infrastructure, technology hubs, and economic 
                opportunities for all people in every region of our 

                As we continue to recover from the pandemic and 
                millions of Americans return to work, there will be 
                good opportunities available at all levels of the 
                manufacturing industry that will need to be filled over 
                the next decade.

                On National Manufacturing Day, we commit to 
                strengthening and supporting the American manufacturers 
                and hardworking manufacturing employees of today as 
                well as the manufacturers and workers of the future. We 
                commit to building a future that is made in America.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, by virtue of the 
                authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
                of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 1, 
                2021, as National Manufacturing Day. I encourage all 
                Americans to look for ways to get involved in your 
                community and join me in participating in National 
                Manufacturing Day, and, most importantly, buy American.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2021-21907
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