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H.Res. 729 (112th): Reaffirming the commitment of the House of Representatives to American manufacturing and jobs, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 13, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 729

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 13, 2012

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

RESOLUTION

Reaffirming the commitment of the House of Representatives to American manufacturing and jobs, and for other purposes.

Whereas it is both shocking and deeply disappointing to learn that this year’s U.S. Olympic uniforms were manufactured overseas in China;

Whereas Americans have enormous pride in all of our Olympic athletes competing in the Summer Games;

Whereas Americans will be supporting our Olympians in London, U.S. Olympic athletes should display the same pride in American workers with uniforms made in the U.S.A. when competing on the world stage;

Whereas the U.S. Olympic Committee's mission statement is To support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence and to preserve the Olympic Ideals, thereby inspiring all Americans.;

Whereas there is no compelling reason why all Olympic uniforms cannot be made here on U.S. soil at the same price and at better quality;

Whereas it has been reported by economists that if every American spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made goods every year, it would create nearly 10,000 new jobs in this country; and

Whereas manufacturing Olympic uniforms in the U.S. would generate $1 billion for our economy here at home: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

expresses disapproval of the fact that our U.S. Olympic uniforms were made overseas;

(2)

fully supports U.S. manufacturers and their ability to compete in the global marketplace in both price and quality; and

(3)

urges the U.S. Olympic Committee to pledge to use American designers and manufacturers for Olympic uniforms in the future.