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H.R. 3019: American Grown Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 23, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3019

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Hunter, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Herrera Beutler, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Carbajal, and Mr. Yoho) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To require that Federal agencies only procure cut flowers and cut greens produced in the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Grown Act.

2.

Limitation on procurement

(a)

In general

Funds appropriated or otherwise available to a Federal agency may only be used for the procurement of a cut flower or cut green if the cut flower or cut green is produced in the United States.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Cut flower

The term cut flower means a flower removed from a living plant for decorative use.

(2)

Cut green

The term cut green means a green, foliage, or branch removed from a living plant for decorative use.

(3)

Federal agency

(A)

In general

The term Federal agency means each instrumentality of the Federal Government.

(B)

Exception

Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the term Federal agency does not include an instrumentality of the Federal Government if the instrumentality is located outside of the several States or the District of Columbia.

(4)

Produced in the United States

The term produced in the United States means grown in—

(A)

any of the several States;

(B)

the District of Columbia;

(C)

a territory or possession of the United States; or

(D)

an area subject to the jurisdiction of a federally recognized Indian Tribe.

(c)

Applicability

This section shall apply to a procurement made or contracted for on or after the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.