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H.R.1662: Army Corps Accountability Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Cedric Richmond, D-La.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 19, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Army Corps Accountability Act of 2013 - Amends the federal judicial code and the Federal Flood Control Act of 1928 to provide for the liability of the Army Corps of Engineers in the case of a tort claim arising out of damage caused by the gross negligence of an officer or employee of the Corps (thereby removing the Corps from an exception under the Federal Tort Claims Act that protects federal agencies from liability for certain discretionary functions).

Applies such liability to the Corps in the case of damage that occurred on or after August 29, 2005.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
April 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
April 19, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
April 19, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary