The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) (H.R. 5376, now P.L. 117-169) marks one of the most significant steps forward in U.S. environmental policy in decades. The IRA provides for hundreds of billions of dollars in energy and climate spending. While federal procurement provisions do not play a central role in the IRA, the legislation does include significant provisions related to federal spending, for example regarding federal purchases of environmentally sound building products. Even more importantly, taken in context, the IRA follows a number of other steps taken to advance “green” procurement by the Biden administration. The legislation thus helps define an upward trajectory in environmental initiatives, several of which have been accompanied by corresponding developments in federal procurement regulations.
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64 Gov. Contractor ¶ 260 (2022)