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American Jobs Matter Act of 2017

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A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to require contracting officers to consider information regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal defense contract, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/07/2017 Introduced in Senate

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Date
04/07/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 04/07/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 04/07/2017
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 04/07/2017
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 04/07/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Armed Services04/07/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (4)

  • Military procurement, research, weapons development
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Unemployment

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Introduced in Senate (04/07/2017)

American Jobs Matter Act of 2017

This bill requires an executive agency to include the effects on employment within the United States (a jobs impact statement) in the evaluation factors that must be considered in each solicitation for competitive proposals for contracts in excess of $1 million for the procurement of: (1) manufactured goods, (2) goods or services listed in a required report of industrial base capabilities, or (3) any item procured as part of a major defense acquisition program.

An offeror's jobs impact statement may include a guarantee that jobs created or retained in the United States will not be moved outside the United States after award of the contract unless doing so is required to provide the goods or services stipulated in the contract or is in the best interest of the federal government.

Each agency shall: (1) assess, annually, the accuracy of such a statement submitted by an offeror awarded a contract; and (2) track the number of jobs created or retained during the performance of such contract. If the number of jobs created or retained falls short of agency estimates, an agency may consider this as a factor that affects a contractor's past performance in the award of future contracts.

The Department of Defense (DOD) shall report annually on the frequency of use within DOD of jobs impact statements in the evaluation of competitive proposals.

The Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to implement this Act.