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H.R. 4238 (114th): To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities.

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 11, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4238

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 11, 2015

(for herself, Mr. Royce, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Bera, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Crowley, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Engel, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Honda, Ms. Lee, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Matsui, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Takai, Mr. Takano, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Titus, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Sablan, and Mr. Swalwell of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities.

1.

Modernization of terms relating to minorities

(a)

Office of minority economic impact

Section 211(f)(1) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7141(f)(1)) is amended by striking a Negro, Puerto Rican, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, or Aleut or is a Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent and inserting Asian American, Native Hawaiian, a Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, Native American, or an Alaska Native.

(b)

Minority business enterprises

Section 106(f)(2) of the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6705(f)(2)) is amended by striking Negroes, Spanish-speaking, Orientals, Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts and inserting Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, African American, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaska Natives.