H.R. 1662: Army Corps Accountability Act of 2013

Apr 19, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Cedric Richmond
Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district
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Introduced Apr 19, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

7% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, and the Federal Flood Control Act of 1928 to provide for liability for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in cases of damage caused by the gross negligence of an officer or employee of the Corps.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

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Army Corps Accountability Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code and the Federal Flood Control Act of 1928 to provide for the liability of the Army Corps of Engineers in the case of a tort claim arising out of damage caused by the gross negligence of an officer or employee of the Corps (thereby removing the Corps from an exception under the Federal Tort Claims Act that protects federal agencies from liability for certain discretionary functions).
Applies such liability to the Corps in the case of damage that occurred on or after August 29, 2005.

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