House Dems Look To Bolster Buy American Act

Law360, New York (February 4, 2010, 6:42 PM EST) -- Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed an amendment to the Buy American Act that would require more transparency from government agencies when they seek exemptions from spending on domestic goods.

The resolution, sponsored by Reps. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn.; Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill.; Mark Schauer, D-Mich.; and Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, was introduced Feb. 2 to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It amends the Buy American Act of 1933 and has been billed by supporters as an effort to preserve American jobs....
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