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H.R. 1177: Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1177 directs the Secretary of Agriculture to remove a deed restriction on land that was conveyed from the federal government to the city of Old Town, Maine so that the city can move forward with economic development plans that would, purportedly, create 175 new jobs.

The Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act authorizes the federal government to acquire damaged lands for the purpose of rehabilitating the space for various programs, mostly related to farming. Some of the land purchased was in Old Town, Maine. In the early 1980’s, this ...

Sponsor and status

Bruce Poliquin

Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Feb 16, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 17, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 17, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

34% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 3, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 16, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Agriculture

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May 17, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1177 is 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.

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