SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, highlighting American businesses by requiring the state museum and other state-owned gift shops only feature products made in the United States recently passed the House with bipartisan support.

“When I speak to residents going door to door, one constant message I hear is that Illinois needs more jobs,” Moylan said. “I am tired of seeing our hard-earned tax dollars going to corporations overseas, when there are great business right here in our backyard.”

Moylan’s House Bill 2764 would require the Department of Natural Resources and the Historic Preservation Agency to only sell products that are made in the United States. The most prominent location would be the Illinois State Museum. Moylan’s bipartisan measure is a way to help highlight some of the businesses that manufacture goods throughout the state and country.  As visitors stop by the museum to visit some of the interesting displays featuring the history of our state, they will also have the opportunity to explore and purchase some merchandise made by American workers at American businesses.

“My measure ensures Illinois tax dollars go to support Illinois and American jobs, not jobs overseas,” Moylan said. “I will continue fighting for commonsense reforms like these to help create more good-paying jobs here locally.”

Moylan is also sponsoring a legislative package that works to ensure the state is buying Illinois or American-made products. The proposal includes safeguards that permit the purchase of items made outside of Illinois if the cost would be burdensome to Illinois taxpayers; however American made products would take precedence over any goods made overseas.

Rep Marty MoylanRep Marty Moylan

(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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