|Sponsor||Rep. Quigley, Mike|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||September 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||John Gray|
H.R. 3427 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) on July 30, 2009.
H.R. 3427 would consider a state not to have violated federal contract requirements for the construction of a federal-aid highway project solely because the state has in effect a law or order that limits the amount of money an individual, who does business with a state transportation agency with respect to such project, may contribute to a political campaign.
The Federal Highway Administration [FHWA] has been charged with withholding certain funding from states that have strict anti-corruption laws. The FHWA claimed that many of these anti-corruption laws deterred contractors from bidding on projects and weakening the competition for transportation projects.
There is currently no CBO score for H.R. 6008.