Loebsack Joins Bipartisan Group in Calling on U.S. Olympic Committee to “Make it in America” Print
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Written by Joe Hand   
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 08:38

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today joined a bipartisan group of 59 lawmakers in calling on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to ensure uniforms for future Olympics are manufactured in America.  It was recently reported that the uniforms for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the London Games designed by Ralph Lauren were manufactured in China. Loebsack is a member of the House Manufacturing Caucus, as well as the Make it in America Working Group.

“At a time when so many Americans are still searching for work, it is offensive that the USOC would not support our workers and their families by manufacturing the uniform here,” wrote the Members of Congress.  “Team USA should wear uniforms that evoke more than just an image, but actual labor from workers and raw materials from America. Hard working Americans should have the privilege of manufacturing uniforms for Team USA.  The USOC should immediately adopt a policy to ensure that future uniforms are manufactured in America.”

A copy of the letter can be found here.

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