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H.R. 5765: Stop AOC Act


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 28, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Ocasio-Cortez has yet to introduce a contrary bill aimed at lead sponsor Lauren Boebert called the Stop LOB Act.

Context

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has a financial assistance program to help pay for funerals of people who died from the COVID-19 pandemic. The government will contribute up to $9,000, and there is no requirement that the deceased person be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.

As of November 1, the program has disbursed more than $1.2 billion. At that point, about 196,000 people had received money, or about 26 percent of the 735,646 who had died by that date.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, commonly referred …


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5765

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 28, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Mast, Mrs. Miller of Illinois, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Norman, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. Clyde) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To prohibit the use of Federal funds for funeral expenses related to COVID–19, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the “Stop Appropriations for Obsequy Costs Act” or the “Stop AOC Act”.

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Prohibiting use of Federal funds for funeral expenses related to COVID–19

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including section 4006 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and section 408(e)(1) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(e)(1)), Federal funds may not be used to provide financial assistance to an individual or household for funeral expenses if the eligibility for such assistance is derived from a cause of death related to COVID–19.