H.R. 3427: State Ethics Law Protection Act

H.R. 3427

State Ethics Law Protection Act

Rep. Mike Quigley

September 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

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. 

Bill Summary

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.


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