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S. 2226 (115th): Disaster Assistance Simplification Act

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A bill to prohibit recipients of disaster recovery relief assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development from penalizing applicants that declined assistance from the Small Business Administration.

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Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Dec 13, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 13, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Rubio, Kennedy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Simplify Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Victims
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Dec 14, 2017

Cruz News: December 16, 2017
    — Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 16, 2017

Sen. Cruz Joins Sens. Rubio, Kennedy, Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Simplify Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Victims
    — Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 14, 2017

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Dec 13, 2017

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S. 2226 (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.

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

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