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H.R. 5953: Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act

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To amend the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to waive certain debts owed to the United States related to covered assistance provided to an individual or household, and for other purposes.

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Sam Graves

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Feb 25, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Feb 26, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 26, 2020.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Thompson Bill to Prevent FEMA from Clawing Back Disaster Funds Clears Committee
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 26, 2020

Garamendi Supports Bill to Protect Compensation for Wildfire Victims
    — Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 26, 2020

Huffman Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Stop FEMA Clawbacks of Assistance and Prevent Disaster Revictimization
    — Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 26, 2020

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Feb 25, 2020

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Feb 26, 2020
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