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Short Titles as Introduced

Sweatshop Product Ban Act of 1996

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 10, United States Code, to prohibit the Defense Commissary Agency and nonappropriated fund instrumentalities of the Department of Defense from purchasing imported consumer items to be sold in commissary or exchange stores when such consumer items are not produced in conformity with minimum labor standards.

Actions Overview (1)

07/17/1996Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

08/29/1996Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Readiness.
Action By: Committee on National Security
08/29/1996Executive Comment Requested from DOD.
Action By: Committee on National Security
07/17/1996Referred to the House Committee on National Security.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/17/1996Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H7662)
Action By: House of Representatives
07/17/1996Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (40)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Funderburk, David [R-NC-2]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Frazer, Victor O. [I-VI-At Large]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-9]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A. [D-PR-At Large]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9]* 07/17/1996
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6]* 07/17/1996
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 07/23/1996
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 07/23/1996
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-11] 07/23/1996
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/23/1996
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 07/23/1996

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House National Security07/17/1996 Referred to
House National Security Subcommittee on Military Readiness08/29/1996 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/17/1996)

Sweatshop Product Ban Act of 1996 - Prohibits the Defense Commissary Agency (DCA) or any nonappropriated fund instrumentality (NFI) which operates a military commissary or exchange store from purchasing for resale at such store any consumer item imported into the United States if the DCA or NFI has reason to believe that such item was not procured in conformity with minimum labor standards.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to: (1) develop the minimum labor standards to be applied; and (2) annually develop and submit to the Secretary of Defense a list of companies and manufacturers that are not in compliance with such standards. Requires the Secretary of Defense to annually certify to the Congress that the DCA and NFI have not purchased any consumer items from companies and manufacturers so listed.