Text: H.R.5585 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 5585 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5585

   To provide a statutory waiver of compliance with the Jones Act to 
   foreign-flagged vessels assisting in responding to the Deepwater 
               Horizon oil spill, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 23, 2010

   Mr. Carter (for himself, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Olson, Mr. Djou, Mr. 
McCaul, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Putnam, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Rooney, 
   Mr. Fleming, Mr. Boyd, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. Harper) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                   Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
   To provide a statutory waiver of compliance with the Jones Act to 
   foreign-flagged vessels assisting in responding to the Deepwater 
               Horizon oil spill, 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 ``Water Assistance from International 
Vessels for Emergency Response Act'' or the ``WAIVER Act''.

SEC. 2. WAIVERS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, section 12112 and 
chapter 551 of title 46, United States Code, shall not apply to any 
vessel documented under the laws of a foreign country while that vessel 
is engaged in containment, remediation, or associated activities in the 
Gulf of Mexico in connection with the mobile offshore drilling unit 
Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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