3.05.2004

Lawmakers Introduce Anti-Outsourcing Bill eWeek.com (3/05)
"The Defending American Jobs Act of 2004, sponsored by more than 50 legislators, proposes to cut federal funding from companies that lay off workers at higher rates in the U.S. than abroad. The legislation would also require companies that apply for federal grants and loans to declare the salaries of employees in the U.S. and abroad, said Joel Barkin, spokesman for Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the bill's principle sponsor.

Barkin pointed to Motorola as an example of one such company: "Motorola since 2001 has laid off 43,000 workers and invested $3.4 billion into China while receiving 190 million" in federal funding."

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