To modify the Federal cost share of certain emergency assistance provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to modify the activities eligible for assistance under the emergency declaration issued by the President on March 13, 2020, relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Length: 9 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 17, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.
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43 Cosponsors (41 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“DeFazio-Led Bill to Reduce Financial Burdens on States and Communities Facing Disasters Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, including Wildfires and Hurricanes, Passes the House”
— Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4, 1987-2022] (Sponsor) on Nov 17, 2020
“House Passes Congressman Panetta-cosponsored FEMA Assistance Relief Act to Decrease Financial Burden on States, Communities Facing Emergencies, Including Wildfires, During Pandemic”
— Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA19] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 18, 2020
“Washington Watch - 10/5/20”
— Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7, 2011-2020] on Oct 5, 2020
Sep 16, 2020
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Sep 30, 2020
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Nov 13, 2020
Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).
Nov 16, 2020
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Nov 17, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)
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H.R. 8266 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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