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House Approves First Congressional Action on Bangladesh Safety Reform

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Nearly two months after a deadly building collapse claimed the lives of 1,127 garment workers outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, the U.S. House of Representatives is taking action on the issue of safety in the beleaguered South Asian nation.

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Kit B (276)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 2:51 pm

This property fits into the "too little too late" category.

Roger Skinner (14)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:07 pm
"...requires all military-branded garments produced in Bangladesh and sold at Department of Defense-owned base retail stores, also known as “exchanges,” to comply with an enforceable fire and building safety accord..."
Only garments from Bangladesh? Is that the only country the DOD buys clothing from or ever will buy from? Seems to me there are quite few countries where garment workers toil in unsafe conditions. And, who is going to inspect to ensure fire and building safety codes are followed?
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