H. R. 3702, Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019.

Summary: To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide disaster assistance to States, Puerto Rico, units of general local government, and Indian tribes under a community development block grant disaster recovery program, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 10/21/19.

STATUS: Introduced 7/11/19 by Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9].

  • 11/18/19: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 290 – 118 (Roll no. 625).

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • The Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019 would permanently authorize the CDBG-DR program as well as address concerns that have been raised about the administration of the program. (Source: Truck and Tools)
  • The bills are an important milestone for equitable disaster housing recovery and rebuilding. The DHRC’s members worked closely with bill sponsors over the past two years to draft and advance this legislation. The final bill includes virtually all the critical reforms proposed by DHRC members to help ensure the federal government’s long-term disaster recovery program – Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants – better serve the lowest-income survivors and their communities. If enacted, the bill would help target CDBG-DR resources to survivors with the greatest needs, ensure greater data transparency and oversight, protect civil rights and fair housing, and encourage disaster mitigation and resiliency. (Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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