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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

VOLT Act of 2016
Veteran Opportunities on Local Transportation Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 49, United States Code, to assist veterans to obtain certain public transportation jobs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/26/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
05/27/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
05/26/2016Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/26/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 05/26/2016
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 07/05/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure05/26/2016 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit05/27/2016 Referred to

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Subjects (5)


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Introduced in House (05/26/2016)

Veteran Opportunities on Local Transportation Act of 2016 or the VOLT Act of 2016

This bill authorizes a recipient of public transportation assistance to advertise and award a construction contract that includes requirements for employing veterans residing in or adjacent to any of the areas in which work is to be performed if:

  • the project's estimated cost exceeds $10 million;
  • there is no requirement to hire an individual who does not have relevant craft or trade work skills, unless the individual is subject to an apprenticeship or other training program; and
  • the requirements do not compromise the project's quality, unreasonably delay its completion, or unreasonably increase its cost.