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



Congress
115th Congress
Date
May 3, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#248
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House
Result:
Passed

Key: R Aye D Aye
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 425
 
 
99%
233 192
  No 0
 
 
0%
0 0
Not Voting 5
 
 
1%
4 1
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

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