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  • Main Title The Berry Amendment: Requiring Defense Procurement to Come from Domestic Sources


  • Author: Grasso, Valerie Bailey
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2006-10-24


  • English


  • Content Description: The Berry Amendment requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to give preference in procurement to domestically produced, manufactured, or home grown products, notably food, clothing, fabrics, and specialty metals. In order to protect the U.S. industrial base during periods of adversity and war, Congress passed domestic source restrictions as part of the 1941 Fifth Supplemental DOD Appropriations Act; these provisions later became the Berry Amendment. This report examines the original intent and purpose of the Berry Amendment, legislative proposals to amend the application of domestic source restrictions, as well as options for Congress.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense economics
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Public contracts


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL31236
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL31236_2006Oct24
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs10475