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
H.R. 1665 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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Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 1665 — 115th Congress: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1665
“H.R. 1665 — 115th Congress: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. January 18, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1665>
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