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- Congress Members Demand 'Made-in-USA' Tags for U.S. Team
- 'We Don't Outsource the Athletes'
Fifty-nine members of Congress, in an angry letter Tuesday, urged the U.S. Olympic Committee to guarantee that American athletes wear American-made uniforms at future Olympic games.
Their broadside follows last week's revelation that Team USA's uniforms for the London games, styled by iconic American designer Ralph Lauren, are made in China, the principal source of garments imported into the United States.
"We are outraged," began the bipartisan letter addressed to Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, and initiated by Democratic Congressmen Pete Stark of California and Mike Michaud of Maine.
"At a time when so many Americans are still searching for work, it is offensive that the USOC would not support our workers and their families by manufacturing the uniforms here.
"Team USA should wear uniforms that evoke more than just an image, but actual labor from workers and raw materials from America.
"The USOC should immediately adopt a policy to ensure that future uniforms are manufactured in America."