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Representative DRAKE, for himself (and with thanks to Representative GIMENEZ), introduced the following bill: 

A BILL
To amend title 46, United States Code, to establish a grant program for the procurement of megacranes for use at United States ports, and for other purposes.

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 “Port Cranes for America Act”.

SEC. 2. MEGACRANE PROCUREMENT GRANT PROGRAM.

Section 50302 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


“(f) Megacrane Procurement Grant Program.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator of the Maritime Administration shall provide grants to eligible applicants for the procurement of certain megacranes for use at ports located in the United States.

“(2) APPLICATION.—To be eligible for a grant under this subsection, an eligible applicant shall submit to the Administrator an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Administrator considers appropriate, including any information related to the purchase of a megacrane.

“(3) USE OF FUNDS.—An eligible applicant receiving a grant under this subsection shall use the funds provided under the grant only to—

“(A) procure a megacrane, including to pay for any manufacturing costs associated with procuring a megacrane; or

“(B) replace foreign software on a megacrane in use before the date of enactment of the Port Cranes for America Act.

“(4) FEDERAL MATCH.—The Federal share of the cost of procurement of a megacrane or the replacement of foreign software on a megacrane in service before the date of enactment of the Port Cranes for America Act for which a grant is awarded under this subsection shall be not more than 80 percent.

“(5) RESTRICTION.—An eligible applicant receiving a grant under this subsection may not procure a foreign crane.

“(6) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection:

“(A) ELIGIBLE APPLICANT.—The term ‘eligible applicant’ has the meaning given such term in section 50302.

“(B) FOREIGN CRANE.—The term ‘foreign crane’ means a crane that is, in whole or in part, manufactured by an entity that is owned or controlled by, is a subsidiary of, or is otherwise related legally or financially to a corporation based in a country that—

“(i) is identified as a nonmarket economy country (as defined in section 771(18) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1677(18))) as of the date of enactment of the Port Cranes for America Act;

“(ii) was identified by the United States Trade Representative in the most recent report required by section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2242) as a foreign country included on the priority watch list defined in subsection (g)(3) of such section; and

“(iii) is subject to monitoring by the Trade Representative under section 306 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2416).

“(C) MEGACRANE.—The term ‘megacrane’ means a container crane that has a lifting capacity in excess of 50 tons and that is not a foreign crane.

“(D) UNITED STATES.—The term ‘United States’ includes any territory of the United States.

“(g) Buy America.—The requirements of section 54101(d)(2) shall apply to any grant provided under this section.”.

SEC. 3. FOREIGN CRANE ACQUISITION PROHIBITION.

(a) In General.—Subchapter I of chapter 701 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

Ҥ 70126. Foreign crane acquisition prohibition

“(a) In General.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a foreign crane may not be acquired for operation in the United States.

“(b) Foreign Crane Defined.—In this section, the term ‘foreign crane’ has the meaning given such term in section 50302(f) of title 46, United States Code.”.

(b) Clerical Amendment.—The analysis for chapter 701 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 70125 the following:


“70126. Foreign crane acquisition prohibition.”.
(c) Applicability.—This section, including the amendments made by this section, applies beginning on the date that is 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

Christopher Drake

Republican, NY-2

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Former Chief Administrator - Rounds 4 & 5, Evil Arch-Conservative, Frequent Republican Player

 

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Voting Bloc Total Aye Nay Present
Nationalist Republicans 47 47 0 0
Evangelical Republicans 48 48 0 0
Business Republicans 45 45 0 0
Moderate Conservative Republicans 61 61 0 0
Moderate Liberal Republicans 18 14 3 0
SJW Democrats 53 0 53 0
Progressive Democrats 58 0 58 0
Environmentalist Democrats 48 0 48 0
Moderate Liberal Democrats 47 0 47 0
Moderate Conservative Democrats 10 3 6 0
  218 215 0

Christopher Drake

Republican, NY-2

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Former Chief Administrator - Rounds 4 & 5, Evil Arch-Conservative, Frequent Republican Player

 

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Aye 27
Nay 23
Present 0
 
Senate Votes
State Senator Philosophy Vote
Alabama Tommy Tuberville Nationalist Aye
Alaska Holly Hawthorne Nationalist Aye
Arizona Mick McGuire Nationalist Aye
Arkansas Tom Cotton Nationalist Aye
California Dianne Feinstein Progressive Nay
Colorado John Hickenlooper Moderate Liberal Nay
Connecticut Chris Murphy Progressive Nay
Delaware Tom Carper Moderate Liberal Nay
Florida Marco Rubio Evangelical Aye
Georgia Raphael Warnock Social Justice Warrior Nay
Hawaii Mazie Hirono Environmentalist Nay
Idaho Mike Crapo Evangelical Aye
Illinois Dick Durbin Progressive Nay
Indiana Mike Braun Evangelical Aye
Iowa Chuck Grassley Business Aye
Kansas Jerry Moran Business Aye
Kentucky Mitch McConnell Business Aye
Louisiana John Kennedy Evangelical Aye
Maine Susan Collins Moderate Conservative Aye
Maryland Larry Hogan Moderate Conservative Aye
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren Progressive Nay
Michigan Debbie Stabenow Environmentalist Nay
Minnesota Amy Klobuchar Moderate Liberal Nay
Mississippi Roger Wicker Evangelical Aye
Missouri Josh Hawley Nationalist Aye
Montana Jon Tester Moderate Liberal Nay
Nebraska Ben Sasse Evangelical Aye
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto Social Justice Warrior Nay
New Hampshire Jeanne Shaheen Moderate Liberal Nay
New Jersey Cory Booker Progressive Nay
New Mexico Martin Heinrich Environmentalist Nay
New York Chuck Schumer Moderate Liberal Nay
North Carolina Richard Burr Business Aye
North Dakota John Hoeven Evangelical Aye
Ohio Tim Ryan Moderate Liberal Nay
Oklahoma Jim Inhofe Evangelical Aye
Oregon Alek Skarlatos Nationalist Aye
Pennsylvania Bob Casey Jr Moderate Liberal Nay
Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse Environmentalist Nay
South Carolina Lindsey Graham Business Aye
South Dakota John Thune Business Aye
Tennessee Marsha Blackburn Nationalist Aye
Texas Ted Cruz Evangelical Aye
Utah Mitt Romney Business Aye
Vermont Bernie Sanders Progressive Nay
Virginia Tim Kaine Moderate Liberal Nay
Washington Patty Murray Environmentalist Nay
West Virginia Kyle Fitzgerald Nationalist Aye
Wisconsin Mandela Barnes Progressive Nay
Wyoming John Barrasso Evangelical Aye
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