A new House bill would make job creation an important element in contract bids for the federal government.
The legislation, called the American Jobs Matter Act, HR 1332,
would require companies to include a “jobs impact statement” in their
proposal for contract bids. The statement tells the government the
number of jobs that will be created by the company and its
The legislation also requires companies to guarantee that jobs will not be moved outside of the U.S. once the contract has been awarded.
“America, specifically our region of America, has the best workers in the world,” said U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D, IL-17), sponsor of the legislation, on a conference call. “We should take advantage of their skills and craftsmanship.”
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