H.R.2795: First Responder Identification of Emergency Needs in Disaster Situations

About This Bill

  • Introduced June 16, 2015
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 14, 2015

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on December 7, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.) First Responder Identification of Emergency Needs in Disaster Situations or the FRIENDS Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to submit a report that describes select state and local programs and policies related to the preparedness and protection of first responders,...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 2 statements associated with H.R.2795.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 14, 2015
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Dec. 10, 2015

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 12 (Roll no. 689). (text: CR H9257-9258)

Dec. 10, 2015
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H9264-9265)
Dec. 10, 2015
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.
Dec. 10, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2795.
Dec. 10, 2015
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H9257-9262)
Dec. 10, 2015
Mr. Hurd (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Dec. 10, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 7, 2015
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 282.
Dec. 7, 2015
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 114-370.
Nov. 4, 2015
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Nov. 4, 2015
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 19, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
June 16, 2015
Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
June 16, 2015

Introduced in the House by Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

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