|Date||January 14, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Karen Summar|
On Monday, January 14, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 219, The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and will be considered under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval.
The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 amends Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act as follows:
The current FEMA process is mired in regulations that delay rebuilding for years and drive up project costs.
Streamlined procedures and increased flexibility will allow applicants to recover in a more efficient manner that best serves their community. In addition, H.R. 219 better prepares communities for future extreme disaster events.
Each provision in H.R. 219 was part of the 112th Congress H.R.2903, the FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2012, that passed by voice vote on Septemenber 19, 2012.
No CBO cost estimate was available at the time of print. However, no significant cost is anticipated.