Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2013 - Amends the Buy American Act to apply Buy American requirements to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To clarify the applicability of the Buy American Act to products purchased for the use of the legislative branch, to prohibit the application of any of the exceptions to the requirements of such Act to products bearing an official Congressional insignia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. APPLICABILITY OF BUY AMERICAN ACT TO LEGISLATIVE BRANCH; NO EXCEPTIONS FOR PRODUCTS BEARING OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL INSIGNIA.

(a) In General.--Section 8302 of title 41, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection: ``(b) Clarification of Applicability to Articles, Materials, and Supplies for Use of Legislative Branch.-- ``(1) Applicability to legislative branch.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), subsection (a) applies with respect to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of any office in the legislative branch, including the House of Representatives and the Senate, in the same manner as such subsection applies with respect to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of a department or independent establishment. ``(2) Special rule for products bearing official congressional insignia.--In the case of any product which bears an official insignia (including a mark resembling an official seal) of the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, or the...

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I support H.R. 194: Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2013 because...I am a hardcore believer in the free market. this belief only applies to the private sector, not the public sector. the public sector must be held to a different standard.

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Anonymous1172260
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I support H.R. 194: Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2013 because... By congressional members using products made in the United States would show support of the American worker. Our elected officials should lead by example in supporting the US economy first and the global economy 2nd.

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Bill Summary

1/4/2013--Introduced.Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2013 - Amends the Buy American Act to apply Buy American requirements to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of any legislative branch office, including the House of Representatives and the Senate, in the same manner as the Act applies with respect to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of a department or independent establishment. Prescribes a special rule in the case of any product which bears an official congressional insignia (including a mark resembling an official seal) that is acquired for the use of a legislative branch office. Prohibits the head of such office from making a determination under the Act that it is inconsistent with the public interest to enter into a contract in accordance with the Act. Makes inapplicable to products with an official congressional insignia the exceptions to the Buy American rule for: (1) articles, materials, or supplies not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of satisfactory quality; or (2) manufactured articles, materials, or supplies procured under any contract the award value of which is less than or equal to the micro-purchase threshold. (Thus applies the Buy American rule to any legislative branch office purchase of products with an official congressional insignia, without exception.)

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