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H.R. 247 (107th): Tornado Shelters Act

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3/22/2001--Passed House amended. Tornado Shelters Act - Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to permit the use of community development block grants for construction of tornado- or storm-safe shelters in manufactured home parks.States that such shelters shall: (1) be located in low-to moderate-income neighborhoods; and (2) serve the residents of the area in which they are located, and will not be made available for the exclusive use of a particular neighborhood.Authorizes FY 2002 appropriations.Expresses the sense of Congress that equipment and products purchased with funds under this Act shall be American-made.