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Three provisions actively supported by Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) have been included in the America COMPETES Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill aims to enhance America's global competitiveness by fixing broken supply chains, boosting scientific research, investing in STEM education programs, and more.
The three provisions are the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reauthorization, the INFORM Consumers Act, and the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. PMI will continue to advocate strongly for these measures as a House-Senate conference negotiates the differences between the America COMPETES Act and the Senate's United States Innovation and Competition Act in the weeks ahead.
"PMI has advocated for these three provisions because they will help the plumbing manufacturing industry assure safe and reliable plumbing systems to strengthen water quality and water efficiency, protect shoppers from counterfeit or stolen merchandise, and make supply chains involving ocean shipping more efficient," said PMI CEO and Executive Director Kerry Stackpole.
Included in the House bill are the following key provisions of importance to plumbing manufacturers: