S.2737 - Invest in American Jobs Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 07/31/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/31/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2737 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/31/2014)
Invest in American Jobs Act of 2014 - Revises Buy American requirements with respect to federal-aid highways, capital investment grants to support intercity passenger rail service (rail grants), and Amtrak, particularly the handling of waiver requests.
Revises similar Buy American requirements with respect to public transportation, particularly rolling stock. Requires the cost of rolling stock components and subcomponents produced in the United States to increase from 60% in FY2013 by 10% annual increments up to 100% for FY2017 and ensuing fiscal years. Revises waiver requirements as well to mirror those for federal-aid highways.
Applies the rail grant Buy American requirements under this Act to recipients of rail loans and loan guarantees with respect to railroad rehabilitation and improvement.
Prescribes Buy American requirements for procurement of a facility or equipment under federal aviation programs similar to those for rolling stock.
Requires the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to report annually to Congress on: (1) each project for which a waiver of Buy American requirements was issued; and (2) the country of origin and product specifications for steel, iron, or manufactured goods acquired pursuant to each waiver.
Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to prescribe Buy American requirements for steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the construction of a public water system.
Adds similar Buy American requirements to the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, with respect to economic development programs, and to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, with respect to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Amends the Truman-Hobbs Act to prescribe Buy American requirements for steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the alteration of a bridge over U.S. navigable waters.