Summary: H.R.3647 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3647. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/13/2011)

Keep Americans Working Building Our Transportation Infrastructure Act - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to publish on the Internet any request for a waiver of Buy American requirements under the highway, public transportation, aviation, or passenger rail programs and provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the intent to issue a waiver.

Requires the Secretary, upon deciding to grant such a waiver, to: (1) publish in the Federal Register, before the decision takes effect, a detailed written justification of the waiver; (2) provide the public with notice of the decision and an opportunity to comment on it for a reasonable period, but no less than 15 days; and (3) review those comments.

Authorizes the Secretary to terminate or modify a waiver decision based on comments received after the decision takes effect.

Repeals existing Buy American waiver requirements under the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010.