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Page_white_text H917: To prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from procuring certain items directly related to the national security unless the items are grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States    [0 comments]
  • Prohibits the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from procuring specified covered items directly related to national security interests (including clothing, tents, or natural fiber products) that are not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States, except to the extent satisfactory quality and sufficient quantity of any such product cannot be procured as and when needed.
  • Makes additional exceptions for: (1) procurements by vessels in foreign waters; (2) emergency procurements; and (3) purchases for amounts not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold ($100,000).
  • Directs the Secretary to ensure that: (1) each member of DHS's acquisition workforce who regularly participates in textile acquisition receives training during FY2008 on this Act's requirements; and (2) any such training includes comprehensive information on such requirements.
  • Makes this Act inapplicable to the extent that it is inconsistent with U.S. obligations under an international agreement.
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WorldH917 at GovTrack BookH917 at the Library of Congress
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Photo Republican
North Carolina
http://hayes.house.gov

Co-Sponsors
Rep. Brian Baird [D, WA-3]
Rep. James Barrett [R, SC-3]
Rep. Henry Brown [R, SC-1]
Rep. Howard Coble [R, NC-6]
Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12]
Rep. Geoff Davis [R, KY-4]
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R, FL-25]
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2]
Rep. Virginia Foxx [R, NC-5]
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11]
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1]
Rep. Virgil Goode [R, VA-5]
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin [D, SD-0]
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-52]
Rep. Bob Inglis [R, SC-4]

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