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H.R.1617: Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 19 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action July 8, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act - Requires the Secretary of Education to make grants to states for the modernization, renovation, or repair of public schools, including early learning facilities and charter schools, to make them safe, healthy, high-performing, and technologically up-to-date.

Allocates grant funds among states on the basis of the relative portion of school improvement funds provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) in each state under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Reserves 2% of the grant funds for assistance to outlying areas and Indian schools.

Reserves 5% of the grant funds for LEAs serving geographic areas: (1) with significant economic distress, (2) recovering from a natural disaster, or (3) containing a military installation selected for closure.

Requires states to reallocate such grant funds to LEAs on the basis of each LEA's share of school improvement funds received by LEAs in the st...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
May 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 29, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce