H.R. 1665: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act

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 ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 22, 2017

Status:

Passed House on May 3, 2017

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

Sponsor:

Rodney Davis

Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 4, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

19% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 22, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 29, 2017
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 28, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

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

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 3, 2017
 
Passed House

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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