About the bill
Should a state or municipality have to wait for the federal government to approve their application for a post-recovery construction or infrastructure project before they can proceed?
A state or locality applying for federal dollars for a construction or recovery project following a natural disaster must wait for an official ‘yes’ or ‘no’ from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before they can begin construction or buy the needed land.
These replies are often slow to arrive, even when time is of the essence.
What the bill does
The Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act is a bipartisan bill that would allow more post-recovery projects to go ahead before receiving federal approval, as long as the project “complies with all other eligibility requirements of the hazard mitigation assistance ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Length: 4 pages
What legislators are saying
“Olson Applauds Passage of HELP Act to Expedite Recovery Process After Disasters”
— Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 17, 2019
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 2548 is 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. 2548. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
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Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act, H.R. 2548, 116th Cong. (2019).
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