Text: H.R.3839 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (01/09/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3839

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to assist the repair and replacement of bridges, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 9, 2014

Mr. Rangel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to assist the repair and replacement of bridges, 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 “Building and Repairing Infrastructure with Domestic Gains in Employment Act of 2013” or the “BRIDGE Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Bridge repair and replacement grant program.

(a) Establishment.—The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to make a grant, on a competitive basis, to a State to assist a project to repair or replace a bridge.

(b) Criteria for grant awards.—In making a grant under subsection (a), the Secretary shall give preference to a proposed project that, as determined by the Secretary—

(1) addresses a bridge with a demonstrated significant need for repair or replacement; and

(2) creates a significant number of jobs.

(c) Applications.—To be eligible for a grant under subsection (a), a State shall submit to the Secretary an application in such form, at such time, and containing such information as the Secretary determines appropriate, which shall include—

(1) an identification of the bridge to be repaired or replaced;

(2) a description of the activities to be undertaken with grant funds;

(3) an analysis of the need for the activities described in paragraph (2); and

(4) an analysis of the number of jobs to be created as a result of the grant.

(d) Federal share.—The Federal share of the cost of a project assisted with a grant made under subsection (a) may not exceed 80 percent.

(e) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000,000.