H.R. 2039 (111th): Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2010

Apr 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 4019 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 09, 2010

Marcy Kaptur
Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district
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Sep 16, 2010
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1239 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2011

S. 4019 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 09, 2010


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 15, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Apr 22, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 22, 2009
Passed House Sep 15, 2010
Full Title

To clarify the applicability of the Buy American Act to products purchased for the use of the legislative branch, to prohibit the application of any of the exceptions to the requirements of such Act to products bearing a Congressional seal, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 15, 2010 2:24 p.m.
Passed 371/36

22 cosponsors (20D, 2R) (show)

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9/15/2010--Passed House amended.
Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2010 - Amends the Buy American Act to apply Buy American requirements to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of any legislative branch office, including the House of Representatives and the Senate, in the same manner as the Act applies with respect to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of a department or independent establishment.
Prescribes a special rule in the case of any product which bears a congressional official insignia (including a mark resembling an official seal) that is acquired for the use of a legislative branch office.
Prohibits the head of such office from making a determination under the Act that:
(1) it is inconsistent with the public interest to enter into a contract in accordance with the Act; or
(2) an article, material, or supply is not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of satisfactory quality.
Applies this prohibition to otherwise exempted manufactured articles, materials, or supplies procured under any contract the award value of which is less than or equal to the micro-purchase threshold.

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