About the bill
Domestic floods have been increasing both in number and intensity, due largely to the effects of the climate crisis: Coastal flooding days have more than doubled in the United States since the 1980s, according to a report from Climate Central. And scientists have documented a sharp increase in so-called “sunny day flooding.” September’s flood in Louisiana caused $8.7 billion in damage, damaged at least 60,000 homes and killed 13 people.
A bill in Congress that passed the House unanimously could make major changes in flood insurance.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Nevada. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015
Length: 10 pages
Jun 25, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on June 25, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
- See Instead:
H.R. 2901 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Apr 28, 2016
Jun 25, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 28, 2016
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2901 (114th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 1679 (114th).
Mar 8, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 563.
S. 1679 (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.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Civic Impulse. (2017). S. 1679 — 114th Congress: Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s1679
“S. 1679 — 114th Congress: Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. November 19, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s1679>
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