Text: H.R.3763 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H.R. 3763 Introduced in House (IH)]







109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3763

  To reinstate the application of the wage requirements of the Davis-
 Bacon Act to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 14, 2005

 Mr. George Miller of California (for himself, Mr. Owens, Ms. Pelosi, 
 Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Markey, Mr. Holt, 
Mr. Levin, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Stark, Mr. Farr, 
  Mr. Inslee, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Andrews, Mrs. McCarthy, Mr. 
Hinojosa, Mr. Wu, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Al Green of Texas, 
   Mr. McDermott, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Honda, Ms. Lee, Mr. 
 Kildee, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Kucinich, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Gutierrez, 
 Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Rangel, Mr. 
   Engel, Mr. Filner, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Visclosky, Mr. 
    Lantos, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. 
  Crowley, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Sherman, Ms. 
  Slaughter, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Scott of 
Virginia, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Rahall, 
Mr. McGovern, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Kanjorski, Mr. 
 Hoyer, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, 
  Mr. Waxman, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Tierney, Mr. 
Blumenauer, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Rush, Mr. Costello, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Sabo, 
Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Obey, Ms. Zoe 
    Lofgren of California, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Cardin, Mr. 
  Carnahan, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. 
   Cooper, Mr. Delahunt, Mrs. Tauscher, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of 
 Texas, Ms. Herseth, Mr. Evans, Mr. Hinchey, Ms. Solis, Mr. Lynch, Ms. 
Linda T. Sanchez of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Allen, Mr. Towns, 
 Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Holden, Mr. 
 Bishop of New York, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Snyder, Ms. 
    Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mr. Costa, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Israel, Ms. 
 DeGette, Mr. Doyle, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Mollohan, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Olver, 
   Mr. Berman, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Larson of 
Connecticut, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Neal of 
   Massachusetts, Ms. Carson, Ms. Norton, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. 
Hastings of Florida, Mr. Emanuel, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Capuano, Mrs. Capps, 
 Ms. Schwartz of Pennsylvania, Mr. Wynn, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, 
Mr. Chandler, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Boswell, Mr. Becerra, Ms. 
Watson, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. 
Berry, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Payne, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Strickland, 
 Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. 
  Pomeroy, Mr. Melancon, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. 
  Baird, Mr. Kind, Mr. Smith of Washington, and Mr. Kennedy of Rhode 
   Island) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
  To reinstate the application of the wage requirements of the Davis-
 Bacon Act to Federal contracts in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

    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 ``Fair Wages for Hurricane Victims 
Act''.

SEC. 2. REINSTATEMENT OF DAVIS-BACON WAGE REQUIREMENTS.

    Notwithstanding the proclamation by the President dated September 
8, 2005, or any other provision of law, the provisions of subchapter IV 
of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code (and the provisions of 
all other related Acts to the extent they depend upon a determination 
by the Secretary of Labor under section 3142 of such title, whether or 
not the President has the authority to suspend the operation of such 
provisions), shall apply to all contracts to which such provisions 
would otherwise apply that are entered into on or after the date of 
enactment of this Act, to be performed in the counties affected by 
Hurricane Katrina and described in such proclamation.
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