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H.R. 1619 (112th): MADE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 15, 2011 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1619


April 15, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, and Mr. Lipinski) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


To amend chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code, to require commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs to be constructed of materials that are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Monuments Assembled and Domestically Engineered Act or the MADE Act.


Requirement for use of American materials in construction of certain commemorative works




Decision criteria

Section 8905(b) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


American materials

A commemorative work shall be constructed using material—


that, in the case of unmanufactured material, is mined or produced in the United States; and


that, in the case of manufactured material, is manufactured in the United States substantially all from articles, materials, or supplies mined, produced, or manufactured, as the case may be, in the United States.



Criteria for issuance of construction permit

Section 8906(3) of such title is amended by inserting before the semicolon the following: , and such contract documents demonstrate that the material to be used in the construction of the commemorative work complies with the criteria described in section 8905(b)(8) of this title, as determined in accordance with regulations implementing chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (popularly referred to as the Buy American Act).


Effective Date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to commemorative works for which construction permits are issued under section 8906 of title 40, United States Code, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.