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Invest in America Jobs Act of 2011

Posted by Content Coordinator on Friday, December 9th, 2011

THE WHITE HOUSE

To ensure that transportation and infrastructure projects carried out using Federal financial assistance are constructed with steel, iron, and manufactured goods that are produced in the United States, and for other purposes.

SEC. 101. FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY BUY AMERICA PROVISIONS.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 313 of title 23, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

‘‘§ 313. Buy America

DOMESTIC SOURCE REQUIREMENT FOR STEEL, IRON, AND MANUFACTURED GOODS.

‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made available to carry out this title may not be obligated for a project unless the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used for the project are produced in the United States.

‘‘(2) SCOPE.—The requirements of this section apply to all contracts for a project carried out within the scope of the applicable finding, determination, or decision under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), regardless of the funding source of such contracts, if at least one contract for the project is funded with amounts made available to carry out this title.

SEC. 102. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BUY AMERICA PROVISIONS.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 5323(j) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

‘‘(j) BUY AMERICA.—
(1) DOMESTIC SOURCE REQUIREMENT FOR STEEL, IRON, AND MANUFACTURED GOODS.—
‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and except as provided in subparagraph (B), funds made available to carry out this chapter may not be obligated for a project unless the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used for the project are produced in the United States.
‘‘(B) SPECIAL RULES FOR ROLLING STOCK.—Funds made available to carry out this chapter may not be obligated for the procurement of rolling stock (including train control, communication, traction power equipment, and rolling stock prototypes) unless—
‘‘(i) the cost of components and subcomponents produced in the United States—
‘‘(I) for fiscal year 2012 is more than 60 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock;
‘‘(II) for fiscal year 2013 is more than 70 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock;
‘‘(III) for fiscal year 2014 is more than 80 percent of the cost of all components of the rolling stock;

Invest in American Jobs Act

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