H. R. 1665
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 22, 2017
Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois (for himself and Mrs. Bustos) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration.
This Act may be cited as the
Disaster Declaration Improvement Act.
In making recommendations to the President regarding a major disaster declaration, the Administrator shall give greater weight and consideration to severe local impact. Further, the Administrator shall make corresponding adjustments to the Agency’s policies and regulations regarding such consideration. Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall report to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate on the changes made to regulations and policies and the number of declarations that have been declared based on the new criteria.