117th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 297


To make exclusive the authority of the Federal Government to regulate the labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 8, 2021

Mr. Lee (for himself and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To make exclusive the authority of the Federal Government to regulate the labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce, 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    Reinforcing American-Made Products Act   .

SEC. 2. Exclusivity of Federal authority to regulate labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce.

Section 320933 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (15 U.S.C. 45a) is amended   

(1) in the first sentence, by striking    To the extent    and inserting the following:

   (a) In general.   To the extent   

(2) by adding at the end the following:

   (b) Effect on State law.   

   (1) IN GENERAL.   Except as provided in paragraph (2), the provisions of this section shall supersede any provisions of the law of any State expressly relating to the extent to which a product is introduced, delivered for introduction, sold, advertised, or offered for sale in interstate or foreign commerce with a    Made in the U.S.A.    or    Made in America    label, or the equivalent thereof, in order to represent that such product was in whole or substantial part of domestic origin.

   (2) ENFORCEMENT.   Nothing in this section shall preclude the application of the law of any State to the use of a label not in compliance with subsection (a).    and

(3) in the third sentence of subsection (a), as so designated by paragraph (1), by striking    Nothing in this section    and inserting    Except as provided in subsection (b), nothing in this section   .