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01-HR0460 on Feb 6, 2001

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: requiring full disclosure of outsourced employees
Source: TRUTH Act of 2001 (H.R.460)
OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: Transparency and Responsibility for US Trade Health Act (TRUTH Act): Requires a US national that employs individuals in a foreign country, either directly or through subsidiaries, to take necessary steps to provide transparency and public disclosure in all its operations.


    Be it enacted:
  • A national of the US that employs one or more individuals in a foreign country, either directly or through subsidiaries or licensees (including any security forces of the national), shall take the necessary steps to provide transparency and disclosure in all its operations, including the full public disclosure of the following:
  • Information relating to location, address, and corporate name of all facilities abroad
  • Applicable financial agreements and investments of partners and subcontractors
  • Worker rights practices and labor standards, including any complaints from employees and violations of local labor laws.
  • Age, gender, and number of employees in each facility.
  • Wages paid to employees, including policies on overtime pay.
  • Working conditions based on current OSHA standards for similar operations.
  • Environmental performance, including toxic release inventory.
  • The human rights policy, any complaints received from local communities, and any human rights lawsuits filed.

    LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to House Committee on International Relations; never came to a vote.

    • Topic: Jobs
    • Headline: Require full disclosure of outsourced employees
    • Headline 2: Sponsored bill requiring disclosure of outsourced employees

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 01-HR0460

    David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
    Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
    Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
    Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
    Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
    Lane Evans s1oIllinois Democrat 
    Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
    Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
    Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
    Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
    Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
    Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Cynthia McKinney s2pGeorgia Democrat 
    Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
    George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
    Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
    Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
    Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
    Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
    Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
    Peter Visclosky s1oIndiana Democrat 
    Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
    Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 

    Republicans participating in 01-HR0460

    Independents participating in 01-HR0460

    Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 
    Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 24
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 2

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