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H.R. 1177: Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act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: Mar 9, 2018
Length: 1 pages

Feb 16, 2017


Passed House & Senate (President next) on Mar 8, 2018

This bill was passed by Congress on March 8, 2018 and goes to the President next.


94% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 16, 2017

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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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Mar 8, 2018
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.

Signed by the President

H.R. 1177 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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