WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) secured passage of the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act Wednesday, a bill that strengthens Utah manufacturing by creating one national “Made in USA” labeling standard.
“Now more than ever Americans care about the ‘Made in USA’ label and they should because it shows consumers a product is of high quality and supports good jobs here in America,” Sen. Lee said. “Unfortunately, some states have empowered trial lawyers to get rich off of differing state standards and this bill solves that problem by making one national standard for the ‘Made in USA’ label.”
The Reinforcing American-Made Products Act would ensure that the federal government maintains authority in setting country-of-origin labeling standards and that states do not create a patchwork of different standards governing interstate and exported goods. One state has complicated our country standard, setting a rigid 100 percent threshold and exposing manufacturers to unnecessary litigation. The Reinforcing American-Made Products Act would fix that by creating one national standard.
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