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H.R. 267: 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act

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To extend the wildfire and hurricane indemnity program to cover certain crop losses in calendar year 2020, and for other purposes.

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Mike Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
Length: 12 pages
Jan 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 11, 2021

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61 Cosponsors (34 Democrats, 27 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

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Chairman David Scott, Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos, and House Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Sanford Bishop Issue Statement on Disaster Relief Funding in Continuing Resolution
    — Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 21, 2021

Newhouse Urges USDA to Expedite Disaster Assistance to Central Washington Farmers
    — Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 20, 2021

rep. jackson announces huge legislative win for texas agriculture
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on Jul 27, 2021

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Jan 11, 2021

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Jul 27, 2021
Considered by House Committee on Agriculture

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Sep 20, 2021
Reported by House Committee on Agriculture

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