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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Introduced:

Mar 22, 2017

Status:

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.

Sponsor:

Lois Frankel

Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 4, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Prognosis:

29% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 22, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 29, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 29, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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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)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1678 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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