US House passes two bills Buy only ‘Made in America’ goods

Washington, DC: In another protectionist measure primarily aimed at China, the US House of Representatives passed two different bills that mandate the Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to purchase only US-made goods.

The Congressional Made in America Act, introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, requires the Congress to buy goods and services made in America for the first time in nearly seven decades.

Similarly, the Berry Amendment Extension Act, introduced by Congressman Larry Kissell directs the Department of Homeland Security to buy clothing, tents, and other products made in America.

These two bills, unanimously passed by the House, will help in creating American jobs, and expand America’s manufacturing sector, said Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

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