Summary

To improve transparency and accountability in the waiver process of the Buy America requirement for certain transportation provisions. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Dec 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To improve transparency and accountability in the waiver process of the Buy America requirement for certain transportation provisions.

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 ``Keep Americans Working Building Our Transportation Infrastructure Act''.

SEC. 2. HIGHWAYS.

(a) Waiver Requirement.--Section 313 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(g) Waiver Requirements.-- ``(1) Notice of waiver request.--The Secretary shall publish on the Internet any request for a waiver and provide an opportunity for public comment on the intent to issue a waiver for a period of not less than 15 days. The Secretary shall consider all comments received during the comment period in evaluating the waiver request. ``(2) Requirements for waiver finding.--If the Secretary makes a finding under subsection (b) with respect to a project, the Secretary-- ``(A) shall publish in the Federal Register, before the date on which such finding takes effect, a detailed written justification as to the reasons that such finding is needed; ``(B) shall provide notice of such finding and an opportunity for public comment on such finding for a reasonable time period, but not less than 15 days; ``(C) shall review all comments received during the comment period after notice of the finding; and ``(D) may terminate or modify a finding based on comments received after the effective date of the finding. ``(3) Limitation on...

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Bill Summary

To improve transparency and accountability in the waiver process of the Buy America requirement for certain transportation provisions.

H.R. 3646 Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2011 H.R. 3648 Harbor Fairness Act of 2011