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New Balance Scores Initial Win As Shoe Provision Added To House Defense Bill

April 28, 2016 at 11:38 AM
Updated: Massachusetts-based shoe maker New Balance and its congressional supporters on Wednesday (April 27) secured an initial win in their fight to ensure the Department of Defense (DOD) buys U.S.-made athletic shoes for military recruits, as legislation put forward by Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA) to force the Pentagon's hand was included in an annual defense policy bill. Tsongas successfully added the provision as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act during a markup...

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