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Text of To require consideration of the impacts of a public interest waiver from the Buy America requirement on domestic manufacturing employment ...

...domestic manufacturing employment for certain transportation provisions.

This bill was introduced on December 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 13, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3645

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 13, 2011

(for herself, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Jones, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Holden, Mr. Critz, and Mr. Gene Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To require consideration of the impacts of a public interest waiver from the Buy America requirement on domestic manufacturing employment for certain transportation provisions.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Jobs Preservation Act.

2.

Highways

Section 313 of title 23, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (c) through (f) as subsections (d) through (g), respectively;

(2)

by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

(c)

Requirements for issuance of public interest waiver

The Secretary may issue a waiver based on a finding under subsection (b)(1) only after the Secretary has considered the potential impacts of the waiver on domestic manufacturing employment. The Secretary shall include a statement detailing the short and long-term impact of the finding on domestic manufacturing employment.

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3.

Transit

Section 5323(j) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (9) as paragraphs (4) through (10), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:

(3)

Requirements for issuance of public interest waiver

The Secretary may issue a waiver based on a finding under paragraph (2)(A) only after the Secretary has considered the potential impacts of the waiver on domestic manufacturing employment. The Secretary shall include a statement detailing the short and long-term impact of the finding on domestic manufacturing employment.

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4.

Aviation

Section 50101 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d);

(2)

by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

(c)

Requirements for issuance of public interest waiver

The Secretary may issue a waiver based on a finding under subsection (b)(1) only after the Secretary has considered the potential impacts of the waiver on domestic manufacturing employment. The Secretary shall include a statement detailing the short and long-term impact of the finding on domestic manufacturing employment.

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5.

Rail

Section 24405(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (11) as paragraphs (4) through (12), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:

(3)

Requirements for issuance of public interest waiver

The Secretary may issue a waiver based on a finding under paragraph (2)(A) only after the Secretary has considered the potential impacts of the waiver on domestic manufacturing employment. The Secretary shall include a statement detailing the short and long-term impact of the finding on domestic manufacturing employment.

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6.

Amtrak

Section 24305(f) of title 49 United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(5)

Requirements for issuance of public interest waiver

The Secretary may issue a waiver based on a finding under paragraph (4)(A)(i) only after the Secretary has considered the potential impacts of the waiver on domestic manufacturing employment. The Secretary shall include a statement detailing the short and long-term impact of the finding on domestic manufacturing employment.

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