H.R.917 - Berry Amendment Extension Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] (Introduced 02/08/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/23/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.917 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/08/2007)
Berry Amendment Extension Act - 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.