Lawmakers Introduce 2 Bills To Boost US-Made Goods

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 5:06 PM EST) -- Senate and House lawmakers unveiled bills Wednesday aimed at boosting U.S.-made products in government contracting, with one requiring the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to buy American and the other requiring agencies to justify why a solicitation does not favor domestic goods.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., introduced S. 2114, the Berry Amendment Extension Act, which would mandate that DHS agencies buy uniforms, footwear, field packs and other equipment that were made in the U.S. The Berry Amendment requires the U.S. Department of Defense to make such...
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