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H.R. 1553 (rh) To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 [Reported in House] ...
Federal funds by a person due to the membership of that person in a
class specified by law for which assistance is awarded to members of
the class according to a formula provided by law.
(c) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term ``grant
agreement'' means a legal instrument whose principal purpose is to
transfer a thing of value to the recipient to carry out a public
purpose of support or stimulation authorized by a law of the United
States, and does not include the acquisition (by purchase, lease, or
barter) of property or services for the direct benefit or use of the
United States Government. Such term does not include a cooperative
agreement (as such term is used in section 6305 of title 31, United
States Code) or a cooperative research and development agreement (as
such term is defined in section 12(d)(1) of the Stevenson-Wydler
Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a(d)(1))).
SEC. 8. INTERNET AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION.
The Administrator shall make available through the Internet home
page of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the
abstracts relating to all research grants and awards made with funds
authorized by this Act. Nothing in this section shall be construed to
require or permit the release of any information prohibited by law or
regulation from being released to the public.
SEC. 9. COMPLIANCE WITH BUY AMERICAN ACT.
No funds authorized pursuant to this Act may be expended by an
entity unless the entity agrees that in expending the assistance the
entity will comply with sections 2 through 4 of the Act of March 3,
1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c, popularly known as the ``Buy American Act'').
SEC. 10. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS; REQUIREMENT REGARDING NOTICE.
(a) Purchase of American-Made Equipment and Products.--In the case
of any equipment or products that may be authorized to be purchased
with financial assistance provided under this Act, it is the sense of
the Congress that entities receiving such assistance should, in
expending the assistance, purchase only American-made equipment and
(b) Notice to Recipients of Assistance.--In providing financial
assistance under this Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall provide to
each recipient of the assistance a notice describing the statement made
in subsection (a) by the Congress.
SEC. 11. PROHIBITION OF CONTRACTS.
If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal agency that
any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a ``Made in America''
inscription, or any inscription with the same meaning, to any product
sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United
States, such person shall be ineligible to receive any contract or
subcontract made with funds provided pursuant to this Act, pursuant to
the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in
section 9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.
Passed the House of Representatives May 19, 1999.
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