Text: H.R.1543 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/05/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1543


To require the procurement of iron and steel products from American sources, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 5, 2019

Mr. Stauber (for himself, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Guest, Mr. Gonzalez of Ohio, Mr. Duffy, Mr. Fortenberry, and Mr. Bost) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To require the procurement of iron and steel products from American sources, and for other purposes.

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 “American Workers for Security Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Requirement to buy steel from American sources.

(a) In general.—No funds appropriated or otherwise available may be used by a head of an entity of the Federal Government for the procurement of a steel or iron product for the purpose of building a physical barrier along the land border with Mexico if the steel or iron product is not produced in the United States unless the head of the entity concerned determines that—

(1) the procurement of such a steel or iron product produced in the United States—

(A) is inconsistent with a public interest or defense interest; or

(B) would increase the cost of building a physical barrier along the land border with Mexico by more than 25 percent; or

(2) no such steel or iron product produced in the United States is available.

(b) Produced in the United States.—For the purposes of subsection (a), a steel or iron product shall be considered produced in the United States if the manufacturing of that product, from the initial melting stage through the application of coatings, occurred wholly in the United States.