H.R. 6216 (112th): Make It In America, Create Transportation Manufacturing Jobs in America Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 26, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6216

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2012

(for himself, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Sutton, and Mr. Grijalva) 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 Make It In America, Create Transportation Manufacturing Jobs 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 rolling stock, in the case of obligations made on or before December 31, 2011;

(ii)

more than 66 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations made in the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2014;

(iii)

75 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations made in the period beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2015; or

(iv)

85 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations after December 31, 2016; 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 66 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations made in the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2014;

(III)

75 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations made in the period beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2015; or

(IV)

85 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock, in the case of obligations after December 31, 2016; and

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