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Introduced in House (04/13/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4935


To amend title 37, United States Code, to require compliance with domestic source requirements for footwear furnished to enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2016

Ms. Tsongas (for herself, Mr. Poliquin, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Jones, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, and Mr. Moulton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 37, United States Code, to require compliance with domestic source requirements for footwear furnished to enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Stepping up for American Workers and Troops Act”.

SEC. 2. Compliance with domestic source requirements for footwear furnished to enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces.

Section 418 of title 37, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) (1) In the case of athletic footwear needed by members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps upon their initial entry into the armed forces, the Secretary of Defense shall furnish such footwear directly to the members instead of providing a cash allowance to the members for the purchase of such footwear.

“(2) In procuring athletic footwear to comply with paragraph (1), the Secretary of Defense shall comply with the requirements of section 2533a of title 10, without regard to the applicability of any simplified acquisition threshold under chapter 137 of title 10 (or any other provision of law).

“(3) This subsection does not prohibit the provision of a cash allowance to a member described in paragraph (1) for the purchase of athletic footwear if such footwear—

“(A) is medically required to meet unique physiological needs of the member; and

“(B) cannot be met with athletic footwear that complies with the requirements of this subsection.”.


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