H.R. 1243 (110th): Gulf Coast Back to Business Act of 2007

Feb 28, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William Jefferson
Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2007
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 537 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 08, 2007


This bill was introduced on February 28, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 28, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2007
Full Title

To address ongoing small business and homeowner needs in the Gulf Coast States impacted by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Financial Services

House Small Business

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

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Gulf Coast Back to Business Act of 2007 - Authorizes appropriations for the Economic Development Administration of the Department of Commerce for grants to appropriate state government agencies in Louisiana and Mississippi for small businesses located in disaster areas caused by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita.
Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to defer for a conditional period the payment of principal and interest on disaster loans made to small businesses affected by such hurricanes in the case of loans made before December 31, 2006. Prohibits an increased collateral requirement with respect to the deferred loans.
Includes as a HUBZone (historically underutilized business zone) any area in which the President has declared a major disaster as a result of such hurricanes.
Amends the Small Business Competitive Demonstration Program Act of 1988 to make the small business competitive demonstration program (to test innovative small business procurement methods and procedures) inapplicable, for a conditional period, to any contract related to relief or reconstruction from such hurricanes.

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