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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to prohibit the import, export, and sale of goods made with sweatshop labor, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

04/23/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

05/02/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
04/24/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/23/2007Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2007Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2007Referred to House Rules
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2007Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2007Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2007Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2007Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Rules, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/23/2007Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (174)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 04/23/2007
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 04/24/2007
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 04/24/2007
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 04/26/2007
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 04/26/2007
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 05/01/2007
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 05/01/2007
Rep. Sutton, Betty [D-OH-13] 05/01/2007
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 05/01/2007
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5] 05/01/2007
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 05/01/2007
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 05/01/2007
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 05/01/2007
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 05/01/2007
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 05/02/2007
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 05/02/2007
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 05/07/2007
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] 05/07/2007
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 05/07/2007
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 05/08/2007
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 05/09/2007
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3] 05/09/2007
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 05/09/2007
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 05/10/2007
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 05/10/2007
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/15/2007
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 05/15/2007
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/15/2007
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 05/15/2007
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6] 05/15/2007
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 05/15/2007
Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8] 05/15/2007
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-23] 05/22/2007
Rep. Altmire, Jason [D-PA-4] 05/22/2007
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1] 05/22/2007
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 05/22/2007
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 05/22/2007
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 05/24/2007
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 05/24/2007
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/24/2007
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15] 05/24/2007
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11] 05/24/2007
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 05/24/2007
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 06/05/2007
Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18] 06/05/2007
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-8] 06/05/2007
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-17] 06/07/2007
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6] 06/07/2007
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 06/07/2007
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/15/2007
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 06/15/2007
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 06/18/2007
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 06/21/2007
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 06/21/2007
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 06/21/2007
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 06/25/2007
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] 07/10/2007
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17] 07/10/2007
Rep. Shuler, Heath [D-NC-11] 07/10/2007
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 07/12/2007
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 07/18/2007
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/18/2007
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 07/23/2007
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 07/25/2007
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 07/26/2007
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 07/26/2007
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10] 07/26/2007
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 07/27/2007
Rep. Murphy, Patrick J. [D-PA-8] 07/27/2007
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13] 07/27/2007
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 08/02/2007
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 08/02/2007
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 08/02/2007
Rep. Barrow, John [D-GA-12] 08/02/2007
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 08/02/2007
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 08/02/2007
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 08/03/2007
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 08/04/2007
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 09/05/2007
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 09/05/2007
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 09/05/2007
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 09/07/2007
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 09/10/2007
Rep. Klein, Ron [D-FL-22] 09/14/2007
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 09/14/2007
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 09/14/2007
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 09/18/2007
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 09/18/2007
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 09/19/2007
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/19/2007
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 09/19/2007
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 09/19/2007
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 09/26/2007
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14] 09/26/2007
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 09/26/2007
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 10/01/2007
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 10/03/2007
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] 10/03/2007
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 10/03/2007
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 10/10/2007
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 10/10/2007
Rep. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN-2] 10/10/2007
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 10/10/2007
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 10/10/2007
Rep. Hall, John J. [D-NY-19] 10/10/2007
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 10/15/2007
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 10/15/2007
Rep. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY-20] 10/15/2007
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 10/17/2007
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9] 10/17/2007
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 10/17/2007
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 10/17/2007
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 10/17/2007
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 10/22/2007
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 10/22/2007
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 10/22/2007
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 10/30/2007
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23] 10/30/2007
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 10/30/2007
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 10/30/2007
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 10/30/2007
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 10/30/2007
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 10/30/2007
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1] 11/06/2007
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 11/06/2007
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 11/06/2007
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 11/06/2007
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 11/06/2007
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 11/14/2007
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 11/14/2007
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 11/14/2007
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 11/14/2007
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-11] 11/14/2007
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 11/15/2007
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 12/04/2007
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 12/04/2007
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 12/04/2007
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 12/04/2007
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 12/04/2007
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 12/11/2007
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 12/11/2007
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 12/13/2007
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 12/13/2007
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 12/13/2007
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 12/13/2007
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 12/19/2007
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 12/19/2007
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 12/19/2007
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 12/19/2007
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 12/19/2007
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 12/19/2007
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 02/07/2008
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 02/07/2008
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 02/07/2008
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 02/07/2008
Rep. Arcuri, Michael A. [D-NY-24] 02/21/2008
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 02/21/2008
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 02/27/2008
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 02/27/2008
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 03/11/2008
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 03/13/2008
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 03/13/2008
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 03/14/2008
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 03/14/2008
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 03/31/2008
Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5] 03/31/2008
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 03/31/2008
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 04/02/2008
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 04/03/2008
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 04/23/2008
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 04/23/2008
Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2] 06/05/2008
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 06/25/2008
Rep. Childers, Travis [D-MS-1] 09/09/2008

Committees (6)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means04/23/2007 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade05/02/2007 Referred to
House Armed Services04/23/2007 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform04/23/2007 Referred to
House Rules04/23/2007 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce04/23/2007 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection04/24/2007 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs04/23/2007 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (04/23/2007)

Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act - Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to revise the prohibition on importing convict-made goods into the United States to make it unlawful to: (1) import into, or export from, the United States any sweatshop good; or (2) introduce into commerce, sell, trade, or advertise in commerce, offer to sell, or transport or distribute in U.S. commerce, any sweatshop good.

Grants the President, for reasons of national interest, authority to recommend waiver of the applications set forth in this Act in connection with the goods of any country with respect to one or more of the principles and rights defined in this Act as a core labor standard.

Sets forth procedures for consideration of such a waiver.

Makes it unlawful for persons to introduce into commerce, sell, trade, or advertise in commerce, offer to sell or transport or distribute in commerce any sweatshop good.

Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enforce this prohibition as if it were an unfair or deceptive act or practice proscribed under the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Allows specified persons with standing to bring a civil action in U.S. district courts against sellers of goods, wares, articles, or merchandise on grounds of a violation of such prohibition.

Prohibits executive agencies and the Armed Forces from entering into procurement contracts for sweatshop goods.

Prohibits anything in this Act from being construed to preempt a state from regulating labor standards required in the mining, production, or manufacture of merchandise purchased by the state.