H.R. 535: Put America Back to Work Act

Feb 06, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Gerald Connolly
Representative for Virginia's 11th congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the Build America Bonds program.


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20 cosponsors (20D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Put America Back to Work Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the Build America Bond program, to: (1) extend permanently the authority to issue such bonds and the authority for payments to issuers of such bonds, (2) reduce the percentage rate of payments to issuers, (3) allow refundings of currently-issued Build America bonds, and (4) allow the use of such bonds to fund capital expenditures for levees and flood control projects.

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