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Title: Requires Made in the United States Materials for Public Works

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Title: Requires Made in the United States Materials for Public Works

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires certain contracts to only be used for products made in the United States.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires that an entity under the Board of Education use only products manufactured in the United States, pursuant to the following (Secs. 1-4):

    • The manufactured product must be comprised of mostly iron or steel;

    • Most of its manufacturing took place within the United States; and

    • The total cost of mining, manufacturing or other production processes does not exceed 20% of the fair market value.

  • Authorizes the board to take the following actions against a contractor that knowingly uses or supplies procured products not manufactured in the United States (Secs. 1-4):

    • Suspend a contract for up to 3 years; and

    • Recover damages up to twice the cost of prosecution

  • Exempts the following products from the provisions in this bill (Secs. 1-4)

    • Components of or replacements to equipment or systems that were contracted prior to the date of a proposed waiver;

    • Pre-assembled products in the information-technology, computer science, or digital media industries that are imported from another country; or

    • Any satellite, cable television, or broadband communication services.

Title: Requires Made in the United States Materials for Public Works

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