FOREIGN MANUFACTURERS LEGAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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             FOREIGN MANUFACTURERS LEGAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

  (Mr. CARTWRIGHT asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1910, the 
bipartisan Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act, which I've 
introduced

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this term with Representative Mike Turner of Ohio. This is a bill that 
will help level the playing field for American manufacturers and 
retailers and protect American consumers.
  Current law allows foreign companies selling defective products in 
the United States to dodge service of process, and they do. When a 
foreign company does that, it puts all of the burden on American 
retailers to account for any harm that is caused because of the 
defective product. That is not fair to American companies, and it's not 
fair to American citizens.
  This bill streamlines service rules so foreign companies selling 
products here in America can be served with process here in America.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge the Members to support H.R. 1910. Let's make sure 
that everyone benefiting from the American marketplace plays by 
American rules.

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