Text: H.Con.Res.80 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 80 Introduced in House (IH)]







105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 80

Relating to maintaining the current standard behind the ``Made in USA'' 
  label, in order to protect consumers and jobs in the United States.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 15, 1997

  Mr. Franks of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Pappas, Mr. 
 Frelinghuysen, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Saxton, Mr. 
 Andrews, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Miller of California, Mr. Kildee, Mr. 
    Traficant, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, and Mrs. 
   Roukema) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
                 referred to the Committee on Commerce

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Relating to maintaining the current standard behind the ``Made in USA'' 
  label, in order to protect consumers and jobs in the United States.

Whereas for the past several decades the ``Made in USA'' label has defined a 
        product as having all or virtually all of its parts and labor 
        originating in the United States;
Whereas the people of the United States depend upon the integrity of this label 
        when purchasing products;
Whereas the label projects a sense of pride for American workmanship and value;
Whereas the Federal Trade Commission has promulgated regulations to lower this 
        standard to allow substantial amounts of a product to be of foreign 
        origin;
Whereas lowering this standard will be a misrepresentation to consumers in the 
        United States who presently believe products bearing the ``Made in USA'' 
        label were all or virtually all made in the United States;
Whereas consumers in the United States are entitled to purchase products with 
        the understanding that the labels on these products reflect consistent 
        definitions; and
Whereas the Federal Trade Commission is responsible for safeguarding the 
        consumer from unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practices: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Congress--
            (1) maintains that the standard for the ``Made in USA'' 
        label should continue to be that a product was all or virtually 
        all made in the United States; and
            (2) urges the Federal Trade Commission to refrain from 
        lowering this standard at the expense of consumers and jobs in 
        the United States.
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