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H.R. 654: Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 654 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 654 directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ). Specifically, FEMA is required to develop a plan and identify the necessary funding for an earthquake early warning system. The President is directed to establish an Earthquake and Tsunami Task Force to develop a strategy and make recommendations on how to prepare for and respond to an earthquake in the CSZ. In addition, the legislation clarifies that FEMA may use hazard mitigation funds to for earthquake-related projects.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

115th Congress
Mar 27, 2017
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

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Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 395
215 180
  Nay 11
11 0
Not Voting 23
10 13
Required: 2/3 source:

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