Sen. Pushes To End US Contracts With Labor Violators

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 7:14 PM ET) -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced legislation Thursday that would require U.S. agencies to buy clothing from American sources as part of an effort to cut down on U.S. support for foreign companies that use child labor force with substandard working conditions.

Current law requires the government to purchase textile products that are 51 percent American-made, but Brown's Wear American Act would require the government to purchase only textile products that were made in the United States.

“It’s not in the interest of American jobs, American taxpayers,...
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