Final Buy America guidelines issued

August 16th, 2023

Two federal offices have released long-awaited parameters for implementing Buy America requirements revised by Congress in 2021’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). On August 14, the Made in America Office (MIAO), a component of the White House Office of Management and Budget, released 162 pages of updated guidance for the multiple federal agencies administering […]

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GMA moves forward

April 1st, 2023

Over the past decade the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has grown by leaps and bounds, establishing itself as a leading geosynthetics organization in the areas of education, technical support and government relations. GMA’s membership has nearly doubled since 2005; GMA-supported educational conferences have attracted more than 25,000 attendees; and GMA’s lobbying efforts have reached 24 […]

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Washington fully open

October 1st, 2022

Since mid-summer, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) has been swamped with conversations related to the Buy American, Build America (BABA) provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) 180-day hold for clarity and definition on the Buy America clauses. GMA members have been meeting with various agency leaders in Washington, D.C., to ensure that our questions […]

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