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Text of the Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains, and Transit: Make it in America Act

This bill was introduced on February 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 10, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 613

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Holden, Mr. George Miller of California, and Mr. Ellison) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To strengthen Buy America requirements applicable to airports, highways, high-speed rail, trains, and transit, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains, and Transit: Make it in America Act.

2.

Airports

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

(1)

by striking paragraphs (1) and (2);

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively; and

(3)

in paragraph (1) (as so redesignated) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

(A)

the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the United States is—

(i)

more than 60 percent of the cost of all components of the facility or equipment, in the case of obligations made on or before December 31, 2011;

(ii)

more than 80 percent of the cost of all components of the facility or equipment, in the case of obligations made in the period beginning January 1, 2012, and ending December 31, 2012; or

(iii)

100 percent of the cost of all components of the facility or equipment, in the case of obligations made after December 31, 2013; and

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3.

Highways and roadways

Section 313(b) of title 23, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)

The Secretary may waive subsection (a) if the Secretary finds that including domestic material will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.

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4.

High speed rail

Section 24405(a)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(2)

The Secretary may waive paragraph (1) if the Secretary finds that including domestic material will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent.

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5.

Amtrak trains

Section 24305(f) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (4).

6.

Buses, light rail, heavy rail

Section 5323(j)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking subparagraphs (A) and (B);

(2)

by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively; and

(3)

by striking subparagraph (A)(i) (as so redesignated) and inserting the following:

(i)

the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the United States is—

(I)

more than 60 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations made on or before December 31, 2011;

(II)

more than 80 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations made in the period beginning January 1, 2012, and ending December 31, 2012; or

(III)

100 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations made after December 31, 2013; and

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