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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 357

    To require the President to develop and release a comprehensive 
  national strategy to prevent United States employers from overseas 
  outsourcing and offshoring practices that impact the United States 
                               workforce.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 6, 2017

  Mrs. Bustos (for herself, Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Ms. 
  McCollum, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
Cartwright, Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, 
 Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, 
Mr. Nolan, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Dingell, 
     Mr. Conyers, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of 
Pennsylvania, and Mr. Carson of Indiana) introduced the following bill; 
   which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
    To require the President to develop and release a comprehensive 
  national strategy to prevent United States employers from overseas 
  outsourcing and offshoring practices that impact the United States 
                               workforce.

    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 ``Overseas Outsourcing Accountability 
Act''.

SEC. 2. NATIONAL STRATEGY TO PREVENT OVERSEAS OUTSOURCING.

    (a) Development of Strategy.--Beginning on January 20, 2017, the 
President, in coordination with appropriate agencies as necessary, 
shall develop a comprehensive national strategy to prevent United 
States employers from overseas outsourcing and offshoring practices 
that impact the United States workforce. Such strategy shall--
            (1) delineate quantifiable short-term and long-term goals 
        for preventing such overseas outsourcing and offshoring 
        practices;
            (2) describe specific actions to be taken to achieve such 
        goals and the means necessary to do so; and
            (3) identify new authorities or changes in existing 
        authorities, including recommendations for necessary 
        legislation.
    (b) Reports.--
            (1) Initial submission of strategy.--Not later than April 
        20, 2017, the President shall submit the strategy and any 
        accompanying report materials to Congress.
            (2) Subsequent reports.--Not less than once every 2 years 
        after the date on which the President submits the strategy 
        pursuant to paragraph (1), the President shall submit a report 
        to Congress which shall include--
                    (A) a description of the progress toward the goals 
                described in subsection (a)(1), including the status of 
                the implementation or completion of the actions 
                described in subsection (a)(2); and
                    (B) an assessment of the impact of these actions 
                and policies on--
                            (i) the retention of United States 
                        employers in the United States;
                            (ii) the retention of jobs for workers in 
                        the United States; and
                            (iii) the United States economy as a whole.
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