Summary

To provide employment opportunities for veterans in transportation construction projects, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Nov 18, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To provide employment opportunities for veterans in transportation construction projects, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Mobilizing Opportunities for Veterans Employment Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. VETERANS PREFERENCE IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION.

Section 114 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(d) Veterans Employment.--Recipients of Federal financial assistance under this chapter shall ensure that contractors working on a project funded using such assistance give a hiring preference to veterans, as defined in section 2108 of title 5, who have the requisite skills and abilities to perform the construction work required under the contract. This subsection shall not apply to projects subject to section 140(d) of this title.''.

SEC. 3. VETERANS PREFERENCE IN TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION.

Section 5325 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(k) Veterans Employment.--Recipients and subrecipients of Federal financial assistance under this chapter shall ensure that contractors working on a capital project funded using such assistance give a hiring preference to veterans, as defined in section 2108 of title 5, who have the requisite skills and abilities to perform the construction work required under the contract.''. <all>

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Bill Summary

To provide employment opportunities for veterans in transportation construction projects, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3472 Pirate Fishing Vessel Disposal Act of 2011 H.R. 3474 PRIME Act of 2011