CPA Applauds Senate Commerce Committee Passage Of Online Country-Of-Origin-Labeling

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for passing Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and JD Vance’s Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Online Act (S. 1421) with bipartisan support by a vote of 16 – 11. The bipartisan COOL Online Act would mandate that country-of-origin labeling (COOL) be clearly and conspicuously stated in any website description of a product. CPA strongly supports the COOL Online Act, and it would protect Americans’ right to know where the products they buy are made and help promote goods that are made in America.

Last year, CPA released a coalition letter signed by over 2,000 U.S. companies and bipartisan organizations representing American businesses and workers in support of COOL Online. Signers of the letter include businesses from 49 states, the District of Columbia and the following organizations: Coalition for a Prosperous America, National Council of Textile Organizations, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, The Manufacturers Association of Central New York, Alliance for American Manufacturing, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Action, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group.

“CPA is proud to support Senators Baldwin and Vance for championing the COOL Online Act, and we applaud members of the Senate Commerce Committee for passing this bill,” said Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA. “COOL Online is a no brainer, and it’s clear that the overwhelming majority of Americans want to know where the goods they purchase online are made. It is unfortunate that the Republicans opposed to this bill are siding with importers of cheap Chinese products looking to mislead American consumers.”

Here is how Senators in the Senate Commerce Committee voted on the bipartisan COOL Online Act:

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) – YES

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – YES

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) – YES

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) – YES

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) – YES

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) – YES

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) – YES

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) – YES

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) – YES

Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) – YES

Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) – YES

Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO) – YES

Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) – YES

Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) – YES

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) – YES

Senator  JD Vance (R-OH) – YES

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) – NO

Senator John Thune (R-SD) – NO

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) – NO

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) – NO

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) – NO

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) – NO

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) – NO

Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) – NO

Senator Eric Schmitt (R-MO) – NO

Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) – NO

Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) – NO

Last Congress, the COOL Online Act passed the Commerce Committee in April 2021 and it passed the full Senate in June 2021 as part of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (S. 1260).


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