About the bill
H.R. 1665 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give greater weight and consideration to severe localized impact when making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration.
Under current law, FEMA considers the extent of both statewide and localized damage when determining whether to recommend that the President issue a major disaster declaration. This legislation would require the Administrator to give greater weight to the impact on such areas before a recommendation is made.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 4, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 3, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
7 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Davis' Bill to Bring Fairness to Disaster Declaration Process Passes House”
— Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Sponsor) on Dec 21, 2017
“Barletta Guides Passage of Bill to Bring Fairness to Disaster Declarations”
— Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 3, 2017
H.R. 1665 (115th) 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. 1665. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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