H.R.613 - Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains, and Transit: Make it in America Act

To strengthen Buy America requirements applicable to airports, highways, high-speed rail, trains, and transit, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To strengthen Buy America requirements applicable to airports, highways, high-speed rail, trains, and transit, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains, and Transit: Make it in America Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains, and Transit: Make it in America Act - Eliminates certain grounds for waiving Buy American requirements that the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) obligate federal funding for certain air navigation, highway, and rail activities and projects only

Official Summary

Airports, Highways, High-Speed Rail, Trains, and Transit: Make it in America Act - Eliminates certain grounds for waiving Buy American requirements that the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) obligate federal funding for certain air navigation, highway, and rail activities and projects only if U.S. steel, iron, and manufactured goods are used in such projects. (Retains the current waiver of such Buy American requirements for any case where use of U.S. material will increase overall costs of a highway and roadway or highspeed rail project by more than 25%.) Revises waiver of Buy American requirements. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such requirements if the cost of U.S. components and subcomponents is:
(1) more than 60% of the cost of all components of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facilities or equipment or rolling stock (buses and light and heavy rail trains), as under current law, in the case of obligations made on or before December 31, 2011;
(2) more than 80% of the cost of all components of such items in the case of obligations made during calendar 2012; or
(3) 100% of the cost of all components of such items in the case of obligations made after December 31, 2013. Repeals the Secretary's authority to exempt Amtrak from Buy American requirements in certain circumstances.

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