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H.R. 3700 (114th): Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016

About the bill

The House this week is scheduled to vote on bipartisan legislation that would change how certain allowances for low-income families — such as child care and medical expenses — are used to determine federal housing assistance. Under the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would be required to change certain aspects of its rental assistance programs by altering calculations of tenant income and rent, and making households that exceed new income and asset limits ineligible for assistance.

Specifically, the bill proposes to lower the amount of child care expenses as well as medical expenses that can be deducted for elderly and disabled families, but would increase the amount that can be deducted for dependents. In addition, households with more than $100,000 …

Sponsor and status

Blaine Luetkemeyer

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016
Length: 34 pages
Oct 7, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 29, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 29, 2016.

Pub.L. 114-201

11 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 3 Democrats)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3083: Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016

Introduced on Jun 22, 2016. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3827: Project-Based Voucher Improvement Act of 2015

Introduced on Oct 23, 2015. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2935: End Housing Subsidies for the Rich Act of 2016

Introduced on May 17, 2016. 91% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4707: Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Modernization Act of 2016

Introduced on Mar 3, 2016. 86% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 251: Homes for Heroes Act of 2015

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 14, 2015. 98% incorporated. (compare text)


Oct 7, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Dec 8, 2015
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Dec 9, 2015
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jan 28, 2016
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Feb 2, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 14, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 29, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3700 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3700. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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