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H.R. 1665: Disaster Declaration Improvement Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1665 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. 1665 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to give greater weight and consideration to severe localized impact when making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration.

Under current law, FEMA considers the extent of both statewide and localized damage when determining whether to recommend that the President issue a major disaster declaration. This legislation would require the Administrator to give greater weight to the impact on such areas before a recommendation is made.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


All Votes R D
Aye 99%
No 0%
Not Voting 1%

Date: May 3, 2017

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed


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