Introduced Version



Introduced by: Moseley


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to urge that funds received by the State of Indiana through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ('the Act') are used to ensure job creation and economic growth.

    Whereas, the economic downturn is having a critical impact on everyday Americans who are struggling to maintain or find jobs in an increasingly difficult environment, and

    Whereas, those same Americans are the taxpayers that provide the revenue needed to operate essential government services, and

    Whereas, Congress has approved and President Obama has signed into law a taxpayer-sponsored economic recovery package that will provide billions of dollars to help economically devastated cities and states and immediately provide jobs to millions of out-of-work Americans through considerable infrastructure rebuilding, green energy projects and other projects that will require manufactured components,


    Whereas, our taxpayer dollars should be spent to maximize the creation of American jobs and restoring the economic vitality of our communities, and

    Whereas, any domestically produced products that are purchased with economic recovery plan monies will immediately help struggling American families and will help stabilize our greater economy, and

    Whereas, any economic recovery plan spending should_to every extent possible_include a commitment from the State of Indiana to buy materials, goods and services for projects from companies that are produced within the United States, thus employing the very workers that pay the taxes for the economic recovery plan spending in the first place, therefore;

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives will work to maximize the creation of American jobs and restoring economic growth and opportunity by spending economic recovery plan funds on products and services that both create jobs and help keep Americans employed.
    SECTION 2. That we commit to purchasing only products and services that are made or performed in the United States of America whenever and wherever possible with any economic recovery monies provided to the State of Indiana by the American taxpayers.
    SECTION 3. That as legislators of the State of Indiana, we commit to publish any requests to waive these procurement priorities so as to give American workers and producers the opportunity to identify and provide the American products and services that will maximize the success of our nation's economic recovery program.

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