From Myrick’s Washington office:

[singlepic=273,220,140,,right]US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) will introduce an amendment today that would prevent any company that receives funds as part of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) from outsourcing any new customer service or call center jobs to a foreign-based company.
“If companies benefit from significant taxpayer funding, they should make every effort to hire American workers. I am not aware of any companies that have received funds that have entered into new contracts with foreign-based customer service centers, but I do know that our constituents have a great deal of skepticism about the program and how their money has been spent,” Rep. Myrick said. “And if a company that has been propped up with taxpayer dollars were to outsource these jobs – when unemployment rates continue to rise here in America – it would create further cynicism.  I don’t think it’s unreasonable to demand that American workers are used to fill any new customer service jobs for the companies that are assisted with American taxpayer dollars.”

The amendment will be offered during debate on HR 384, the TARP Reform and Accountability Act.