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H.R. 4110: Helping Communities Invest in Infrastructure Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4110

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Stauber) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to increase a set-aside for the Rural Project Initiative of the TIFIA program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Helping Communities Invest in Infrastructure Act.

2.

Increase of set-aside

Section 605(f)(1) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking $2,000,000 and inserting $3,000,000.

3.

National Surface Transportation and Innovative Finance Bureau

(a)

Annual progress report

Section 116 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(k)

Annual progress report

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this subsection, and annually thereafter, the Executive Director shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate a report detailing—

(1)

the use of funds authorized under section 605(f) of title 23; and

(2)

the progress of the Bureau in carrying out the purposes described in subsection (b).

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(b)

Outreach

Section 116(b)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(1)

to provide assistance and communicate best practices and financing and funding opportunities to eligible entities for the programs referred to in subsection (d)(1), including by—

(A)

conducting proactive outreach to communities located outside of metropolitan or micropolitan statistical areas; and

(B)

coordinating with the Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Community Revitalization, and any other agencies that provide technical assistance for rural communities as determined by the Director;

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4.

TIFIA application process report

Section 609(b)(2)(A) of title 23, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in clause (iv), by striking and;

(2)

in clause (v), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(vi)

whether the project is located in a metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area, or neither.

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