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H.R.92: Virgin Islands Energy Crisis Relief Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Donna M.C. Christensen, D-Virgin Islands
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 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

Virgin Islands Energy Crisis Relief Act - Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), through the Rural Utilities Service, to make a grant to the Water and Power Authority of the U.S. Virgin Islands for energy generation, transmission, and distribution in rural communities with extremely high energy costs. Provides related funding through FY2015.

Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make grants to the Authority to convert base power production in the Virgin Islands from fuel oil to liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. Authorizes appropriations through FY2017.

Increases, through FY2018, the number of Virgin Islands households eligible for low-income energy assistance.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture