House Introduces Bill to Increase Buy American Act Requirements

December 4, 2013

House Introduces Bill to Increase Buy American Act Requirements

On October 28, 2013, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), along with cosponsors Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), introduced the “Buy American Improvement Act of 2013” (H.R. 3346). This bill would strengthen the current Buy American Act requirements by changing the definition of “American-made” to one that requires products be made from 75-percent domestic material, an increase from the current 50-percent requirement. The bill would also prohibit federal agencies from splitting contracts so that they fall under the minimum dollar amount for application of the Buy American rules. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.    






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