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H.R. 1665: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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

Rodney Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 4, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Mar 22, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on May 3, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 3, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 22, 2017

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Mar 29, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Apr 28, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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May 3, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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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