FTC: Made In The USA Comments Concerning The Hon. John W. Olver -- P894219
Congress of the
JOHN W. OLVER PLEASE RESPOND TO:
1ST DISTRICT, MASSACHUSETTS
TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OFFICES:
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION 490 WESTFIELD ROAD HOLYOKE, MA
CONTE FEDERAL BUILDING
September 8, 1997
463 MAIN STREET
The Honorable Robert Pitofsky
Dear Chairman Pitofsky,
I am writing to you to clarify my position on the Federal Trade Commissions proposal to alter the standard for the "Made in the USA" label.
I regret that my signature was inadvertently attached to the enclosed letter, dated July 31, 1997, that expresses support for the proposed new guidelines. Contrary to the essence of the letter, I do not support lowering the legal standard for "Made in the USA" claims.
Since July 9, 1997, I have been a co-sponsor of H.Con.Res. 80, a resolution that urges the FTC not to lower the standard of the label. American workers and consumers alike rely on the integrity of the strict standard, and I do not believe it should be altered.
Thank you for your consideration of my position.
John W. Olver