FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning James P. Moran--P894219
JAMES P. MORAN
Congress of the
June 18, 1997
Ms. Dorian Hall
Dear Ms. Hall:
Enclosed is correspondence I received from several constituents concerning proposed changes to the "Made in U.S.A." label. Your careful review and comment on their concerns would be appreciated.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
James P. Moran
May 24, 1997
The Honorable James Moran
Dear Congressman Moran:
I am writing you about the Federal Trade Commissions proposal to no longer restrict the use of the "Made in the U.S.A." label for products with "all or virtually all" U.S. parts and labor.
I feel very strongly about the entire idea of "Buy American" as well as the "Made in the U.S.A." label on merchandise that I buy. I deliberately look for this information when I make purchases. I like seeing this label on products I buy because I know that it means that it was made all, or for the most part, by working Americans. I avoid whenever possible the purchase of imported merchandise or products that were made elsewhere and then shipped here. We must do what we can to keep our own jobs here in America.
I am concerned about the idea of permitting less than "all or virtually all" making for a continuation of U.S. jobs being moved overseas - too much of this has already happened!
Please ask the U.S. Congress to help make the FTC understand that Americans really want to be able to rely on the "Made in the U.S.A." label as remaining authentic as it now stands.