H.R.219: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Jeffrey Denham, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 11 (7 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize the President, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to approve public assistance projects for major disasters or emergencies under alternative procedures with the goal of: (1) reducing the costs to the federal government of providing such assistance; (2) increasing flexibility in the administration of assistance; (3) expediting the provision of assistance to a state, tribal or local government, or owner or operator of a private nonprofit facility; and (4) providing financial incentives and disincentives for the timely and cost-effective completion of projects.

Requires such alternative procedures, with respect to grants for facility repair, restor...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S9115)
Jan. 29, 2013 For Further Action See H.R.152.
Jan. 22, 2013 Received in the Senate.
Jan. 15, 2013 Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 23, in the engrossment of H.R. 152, the text of H.R. 219 as passed by the House, was added as new matter at the end of H.R. 152 and the title of H.R. 152 was conformed to reflect the additional matter.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Jan. 14, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 14, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 8). (text: CR H65-68)

Jan. 14, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H73)
Jan. 14, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Jan. 14, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 219.
Jan. 14, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H65-72)
Jan. 14, 2013 Mr. Denham moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Jan. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.