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SA 475. Mr. WHITEHOUSE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 782, to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 9, strike lines 12 through 20 and insert the following:
"(A) 125 TO 150-PERCENT HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE.--The Secretary may increase the Federal share above the percentage specified in subsection (a) up to 60 percent of the cost of a project in the case of a grant made in an area for which--
"(i) the per capita income is not more than 70 percent of the national average;
"(ii) the 24-month unemployment rate is at least 150 percent of the national average; or
"(iii) if the national average 24-month unemployment rate is in excess of 6.5 percent, the 24-month unemployment rate is at least 125 percent of the national average.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 15, 2011.)