H.R. 3634 (112th): Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2011


Dec 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bill Huizenga

Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2011
Length: 80 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to require Federal Prison Industries to compete for its contracts minimizing its unfair competition with private sector firms and their non-inmate workers and empowering Federal agencies to get the best value for taxpayers' dollars, to provide a five-year period during which Federal Prison Industries adjusts to obtaining inmate work opportunities through other than its mandatory source status, to enhance inmate access to remedial and vocational opportunities and other rehabilitative opportunities to better prepare inmates for a successful return to society, to authorize alternative inmate work opportunities in support of non-profit organizations and other public service programs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2011 - Amends federal criminal code provisions relating to Federal Prison Industries (FPI) to establish governmentwide procurement policies for purchases from FPI ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 12, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3634”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


33 cosponsors (26R, 7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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