H.R. 1684 (112th): Keep American Jobs from Going Down the Drain Act

May 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Betty Sutton
Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district
Read Text »
Last Updated
May 03, 2011
5 pages

This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 03, 2011
Referred to Committee May 03, 2011
Full Title

To require the use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods in the construction, alteration, and repair of public water systems and treatment works.


No summaries available.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

Keep American Jobs from Going Down the Drain Act - Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the use of funds made available from a state loan fund or a state water pollution control revolving fund, respectively, from being used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public water system unless the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in such project are produced in the United States. Waives such requirement when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with the relevant governor, finds that:
(1) applying such requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest;
(2) such goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality; or
(3) inclusion of such goods will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25%.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) provide public notice and the opportunity to comment on the Administrator's intent to issue a waiver no less than 15 days prior to waiving such requirements; and (2) publish a justification of any waiver issued.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 1684 (112th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus