By and  on July 16, 2012

WASHINGTON — The controversy over the U.S. Olympic Committee’s outfitting of American athletes in Chinese-made uniforms and apparel took another twist on Monday as a group of nine Democratic senators followed through on a pledge to introduce legislation that would require the USOC to outfit the U.S. team in clothing made in America for all future Olympic games.

Led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), the senators introduced the “Team USA Made in America Act” on Monday that would require the USOC to adhere to a procurement policy that requires all ceremonial uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team to be “sewn or assembled in the United States with fabrics formed and cut in the U.S. or components knit to shape from yarns wholly formed in the U.S.”

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