H.R. 1678: To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1678 re-establishes a three year statute of limitations on actions to recover Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants provided to state or local governments following a declared disaster. This limitation does not apply in situations where there is evidence of fraud, waste, or abuse. The Robert T. Stafford Emergency Relief and Disaster Assistance Act (Stafford Act) authorizes the President ... Continue reading »
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Mar 22, 2017


Passed House on May 3, 2017

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Lois Frankel

Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: May 4, 2017
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Mar 22, 2017

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Mar 29, 2017
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Apr 28, 2017
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Apr 28, 2017
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May 3, 2017
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