H.R.1239 - Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 03/29/2011)|
|Committees:||House - House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||04/01/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform . (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1239 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/29/2011)
Congressional Made in America Promise Act of 2011 - Amends the Buy American Act to apply Buy American requirements to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of any legislative branch office, including the House of Representatives and the Senate, in the same manner as the Act applies with respect to articles, materials, and supplies acquired for the use of a department or independent establishment.
Prescribes a special rule in the case of any product which bears an official congressional insignia (including a mark resembling an official seal) that is acquired for the use of a legislative branch office. Prohibits the head of such office from making a determination under the Act that it is inconsistent with the public interest to enter into a contract in accordance with the Act.
Makes inapplicable to products with an official congressional insignia the exceptions to the Buy American rule for: (1) articles, materials, or supplies not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of satisfactory quality; or (2) manufactured articles, materials, or supplies procured under any contract the award value of which is less than or equal to the micro-purchase threshold. (Thus applies the Buy American rule to any legislative branch office purchase of products with an official congressional insignia, without exception.)