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H.R. 539: 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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Sponsor and status

Sam Graves

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

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Last Updated: May 3, 2022
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 15, 2021

This bill passed in the House on June 15, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

9 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

Prognosis
35% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Graves Bill Protecting Flood Victims Passes House
    — Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6] (Sponsor) on Jun 15, 2021

LaMalfa Bill Protecting Wildfire Victims Disaster Compensation Passes House
    — Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 15, 2021

the daily leader: tuesday, june 15, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jun 14, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 539 will be negligible.

History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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Mar 24, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 11, 2021
 
Text Published

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Jun 14, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Jun 15, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jul 14, 2021
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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May 3, 2022
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 539 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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