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H.R. 2540 (115th): Flood Prevention Act of 2017

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To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to allow the District of Columbia to receive Federal funding under such Act, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Eleanor Norton

Sponsor. Representative for the District of Columbia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Length: 2 pages
May 18, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Norton Files Amendment to Make D.C. Eligible for Federal Flood Mitigation Funds
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on Nov 7, 2017

Norton Roundtable on D.C. Flood Risks to Feature Her Bill to Make D.C. Eligible for Federal Flood Mitigation Funds, Tomorrow
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on Oct 23, 2017

Norton to Host Roundtable on Remedies for D.C. Flood Risk, Next Tuesday
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on Oct 19, 2017

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May 18, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2540 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2540. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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