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house Bill H.R. 2909

Bringing Call Centers Back Home

Argument in favor

Job creator. Companies should not be receiving tax credits for shipping jobs overseas.

Argument opposed

Does not stop corporations from moving jobs overseas. Unfairly targets specific companies.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedAugust 1st, 2013

What is House Bill H.R. 2909?

Requires the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center overseas. Makes companies that employ overseas call centers ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans. Mandates disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications. Provides U.S. consumers with the right to be transferred to a customer service agent located in the United States. 

Impact

Provides greater transparency in regard to whether or not American companies are employing American workers. Has the potential to create jobs in the U.S.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 2909

A CBO cost estimate is not available at this time.

More Information

Of Note: 

-The Senate bill, S. 1565, is identical. 

-The bill also states that civilian and defense-related government contractors would give preference to U.S. employers who do not appear on the overseas call center list. 

AKA

United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act of 2013

Official Title

To require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center overseas, to make such companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications, and for other purposes.

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