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Runyan Statement on Olympic Uniforms Being Made in China

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Congressman Jon Runyan (R-NJ), a member of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, released the following statement on the report that United States Olympic Apparel was made in China:

"I was saddened to hear that the uniforms, opening and closing ceremony attire, and casual apparel given to our Olympic athletes were made in China," said Congressman Runyan. "I strongly believe the clothing our Olympians proudly wear should be made in America. However, I am hopeful that this story draws attention to the need to bring manufacturing back to the United States. Excessive and burdensome federal regulations have forced a large portion of our manufacturing base to open plants in China and other countries more favorable to their business needs. Hopefully, by the time the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro come around, the country will have a strong manufacturing base that will be able to create the apparel for our Olympians, proudly made in these United States."


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