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7/25/2012 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Hazard Related Legislation in the 112th Congress



 

Legislation from: 111th Congress, 110th Congress, 109th Congress, 108th Congress


All Hazards

H.R.2101: Policyholder Disaster Protection Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] (introduced 6/2/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2582: Homeowners' Defense Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Wilson, Frederica [FL-17] (introduced 7/19/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 8/22/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

H.R.3139: District of Columbia National Disaster Insurance Protection Act
Sponsor:
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 10/6/2011)      
Latest Major Action:
10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3672: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [KY] (introduced 12/14/2011)
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 112-77

S.1429 : Commission on Catastrophic Disaster Risk and Insurance Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] (introduced 7/27/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 7/27/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

Biologic

H.R.2405 : Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 6/28/2011)
Related Bills: S.1814, S.1855      
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 
House Reports:  112-286 

H.R. 2484: Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Harris, Andy [MD] (introduced 7/11/2011)
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271.
House Reports: 112-333 Part 1

 

Drought

Legislation To Come

Earthquakes

H.R.1132: Critical Infrastructure Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Steve Cohen [TN-9] (introduced 3/16/2011)  
Latest Major Action: 3/17/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1379: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep David Wu [OR-1] (introduced 4/5/2011)  
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.

H.R.3125: Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act 
Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] (introduced 10/6/2011)   
Latest Major Action: 10/21/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. 

H.R.3479: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011 
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] (introduced 11/18/2011)
Latest Major Action: 12/13/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee Hearings Held. 

S.637: Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act
Sponsor:
Senator Dianne Feinstein [CA] (introduced 3/17/2011)
Committees:
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action:
3/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.646: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011
Sponsor: Senator Barbara Boxer [CA] (introduced 3/17/2011)      
Committees: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 329.

Emergency Preparedness/Response/Assistance

H.R.57: Disaster Recovery Improvement Act
Sponsor: Rep Scalise, Steve [LA] (introduced 1/5/2011)
Latest Major Action: 1/6/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

H.R.175: Smart Housing in Disasters Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS] (introduced 1/5/2011)
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response.

H.R.716: FIRE Act
Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA] (introduced 2/15/2011)
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.

H.R.902: To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to consider reconstruction and improvement of flood protection systems when establishing flood insurance rates
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA] (introduced 3/3/2011)
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

H.R.2069: Safe Building Code Incentive Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL] (introduced 6/1/2011)
Latest Major Action: 6/2/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.

H.R. 2903: FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Denham, Jeff [CA] (introduced 9/13/2011)
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be reported by voice vote.

H.R. 2904: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Denham, Jeff [CA] (introduced 9/13/2011)
Related Bills: H.R.3563, S.2319
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Energy Management.

H.R.4331: National Forest Emergency Response Act
Sponsor: Rep Noem, Kristi L. [SD] (introduced 3/29/2012)
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

H.R.5325: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Sponsor: Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [NJ] (introduced 5/2/2012)
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2012 Received in the Senate. Status: Read twice and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 425.

S.2277: National Forest Emergency Response Act
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 3/29/2012)
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Floods

H.R.435 : National Flood Insurance Program Termination Act of 2010 
Sponsor: 
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] (introduced 1/25/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 3/23/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. 

H.R.700 : To provide a moratorium on the issuance of flood insurance rate maps, to assist property owners in adapting to flood insurance rate map changes, and for other purposes. 
Sponsor: 
Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] (introduced 2/14/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 3/23/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. 

H.R.764 :Fair Treatment of Existing Levees Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] (introduced 2/17/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. 

H.R.898 : To suspend flood insurance rate map updates in geographic areas in which certain levees are being repaired. 
Sponsor: 
Rep Costello, Jerry F. [IL-12] (introduced 3/3/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. 

H.R.902: To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to consider reconstruction and improvement of flood protection systems when establishing flood insurance rates
Sponsor: Rep Matsuli, Doris O. (introduced 3/3/2011)
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

H.R.922: Burn Area Flood Prevention Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Paul Gosar [AZ-1] (introduced 3/3/2011)      
Committees:
House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services; House Natural Resources; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action:
4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

H.R.1026 : Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] (introduced 3/10/2011)      
Related Bills: H.R.1453, S.1041, S.1284 
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. 

H.R.1157 : American Levee Certification Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] (introduced 3/17/2011)      
Related Bills: S.806 
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

H.R.1309: Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] (introduced 4/1/2011)
Related Bills: H.R. 902, H.R. 5740
Latest Major Action: 7/27/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.1430 : Flood Insurance Choice Act 
Sponsor: 
Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-21] (introduced 4/7/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 5/2/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

H.R.1453 : Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] (introduced 4/8/2011)      
Related Bills: H.R.1026 
Latest Major Action: 5/2/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity. 

H.R.2078 : Homeowners Flood Insurance Awareness Act 
Sponsor: 
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] (introduced 6/1/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 6/1/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

H.R.2321: Southeastern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] (introduced 6/23/2011)      
Related Bills: S.1205
Latest Major Action
: 6/23/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.2330 : National Flood Research and Education Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] (introduced 6/23/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. 

H.R.2738: Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 8/1/2011)
Latest Major Action: 8/5/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.

H.R.3089 : Rebuilding the Economy and Limiting the Impacts of Expected Flooding Act of 2011 
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] (introduced 10/4/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 10/5/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. 

H.R.4020: Flood Insurance for Farmers Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10] (introduced 2/14/2012)
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2012 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

H.R.4353: Flood Protection Public Safety Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] (introduced 4/16/2012)
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.5325: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Sponsor: Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [NJ] (introduced 5/2/2012)
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2012 Received in the Senate. Status: Read twice and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 425.

H.R.5740: National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] (introduced 5/15/2012)
Latest Major Action: 5/24/2012 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Latest Action: 5/24/2012 Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S.487: Burn Area Flood Prevention Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Sen. John McCain [AZ] (introduced 3/3/2011)     
Related Bills:
H.R.922
Latest Major Action:
3/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.806 : Rural Community Flood Protection Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 4/13/2011)      
Related Bills: H.R.1157 
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.1041 : A bill to ensure the equitable treatment of swimming pool enclosures outside of hurricane season under the National Flood Insurance Program. 
Sponsor: Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] (introduced 5/23/2011)      
Related Bills: H.R.1026, H.R.1309 
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.1091 : A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to include a system for indeterminate loss insurance claims, and for other purposes. 
Sponsor: Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] (introduced 5/26/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 5/26/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.1118 : FEMA Common Sense and Cost Effectiveness Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 5/26/2011)
Latest Major Action: 5/26/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 

S.1284 : A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to consider reconstruction and improvement of flood protection systems when establishing flood insurance rates. 
Sponsor: 
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 6/28/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.1349 : A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to clarify the effective date of policies covering properties affected by floods in progress. 
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 7/12/2011)
Latest Major Action: 7/12/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.1389 : A bill to exempt any road, highway, or bridge damaged by a natural disaster, including a flood, from duplicative environmental reviews if the road, highway, or bridge is reconstructed in the same location. 
Sponsor: 
Sen Nelson, E. Benjamin [NE] (introduced 7/20/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 7/20/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.1548 : National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 9/13/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.1630: Disaster Recovery Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 9/23/2011)
Latest Major Action: 9/23/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.1669: Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 10/6/2011)
Related Bills: H.R.2738
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.1940: An original bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, to restore the financial solvency of the flood insurance fund, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 12/5/2011)
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy. Hearings held.
Senate Reports: 112-98

Tsunami

H.R.1100: Tsunami Forecasting and Warning Improvement Act of 2011
Sponsor
: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 3/15/2011)   
Latest Major Action: 4/1/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.

H.R.1171: Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Farr, Sam [CA] (introduced 3/17/2011)
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee Hearings Held.

H.R.1242 : Nuclear Power Plant Safety Act of 2011 
Sponsor: 
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 3/29/2011)   
Latest Major Action: 4/7/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. 

H.R.1326: Furthering International Nuclear Safety Act of 2011
Sponsor
: Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] (introduced 4/1/2011)
Latest Major Action: 4/14/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

H.RES.185 : Supporting the goals and ideals of National Tsunami Awareness Week. 
Sponsor: 
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] (introduced 3/29/2011)   
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

S.RES.131 : A resolution designating April 2011 as "Tsunami Awareness Month."
Sponsor: Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] (introduced 4/5/2011)
Latest Major Action: 4/5/2011 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.


Volcanic Hazards

S. 566: National Volcano Warning and Monitoring Program Act
A bill to provide for the establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System.
Sponsor: Sen. Lisa Murkowski [AK] (introduced 3/14/2011)
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2011 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Date of scheduled hearing. SD-366. 2:30 p.m.

Weather/Climate Related Issues

H.R.3314: Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA] (introduced 11/2/2011)
Latest Major Action: 11/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.


Wildfires

H.R.922: Burn Area Flood Prevention Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] (introduced 3/3/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

H.R.1485: Catastrophic Wildfire Community Protection Act
Sponsor:
Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] (introduced 4/12/2011)      
Latest Major Action: 5/11/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.

H.R.2562 : Wallow Fire Recovery and Monitoring Act 
Sponsor: 
Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] (introduced 7/15/2011)      
Related Bills: S.1344 
Latest Major Action: 7/22/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry. 

H.R.5744: Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2012
Sponsor:
Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ] (introduced 5/15/2012)
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.

S.487: Burn Area Flood Prevention Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen. John McCain [AZ] (introduced 3/3/2011)     
Related Bills: H.R.922
Latest Major Action: 3/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

S.1344 : Arizona Wallow Fire Recovery and Monitoring Act 
Sponsor: 
Sen Kyl, Jon [AZ] (introduced 7/11/2011)      
Related Bills: H.R.2562 
Latest Major Action: 1/13/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 287. 
Latest Action: 1/18/2012 Star Print ordered on reported bill. 

S.3441: A bill to provide for the transfer of excess Department of Defense aircraft to the Forest Service for wildfire suppression activities, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 7/25/2012)
Latest Major Action: 7/25/2012 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.


Wind Hazards: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Storms

H.R.1336: Gulf States Small Business Interest Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] (introduced 4/1/2011)      
Related Bills: S.653
Latest Major Action:
4/4/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

H.R.2067: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] (introduced 6/1/2011)     
Latest Major Action: 6/1/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2258: National Hurricane Research Initiative Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] (introduced 6/21/2011)  
Related Bills: S.692
Latest Major Action:
6/21/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.2321: Southeastern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor:
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] (introduced 6/23/2011)  
Related Bills: S.1205
Latest Major Action
: 6/23/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.2856: To provide assistance for agricultural producers adversely affected by damaging weather and other conditions relating to Hurricane Irene.
Sponsor:
Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-20] (introduced 9/7/2011)     
Related Bills: S.1521
Latest Major Action:
9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.2905: To temporarily waive the risk management purchase requirement for agricultural producers adversely impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee so that such producers are eligible to receive assistance under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), and Tree Assistance Program (TAP).
Sponsor
: Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-20] (introduced 9/13/2011)    
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.2919: Community Shelter Protection Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] (introduced 9/14/2011)
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.

S.120: A bill to direct the General Accountability Office to conduct a full audit of hurricane protection funding and cost estimates associated with post-Katrina hurricane protection.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/25/2011)     
Latest Major Action:
1/25/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.646: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2011
Sponsor: Senator Barbara Boxer (introduced 3/17/2011)      
Committees: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 329.
Senate Reports: 112-150

S.653: Southeast Hurricanes Small Business Disaster Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 3/28/2011)    
Related Bills: H.R.1336
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.692 : National Hurricane Research Initiative Act of 2011
Sponsor: Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) (introduced 3/30/2011)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 5/5/2011 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

S.1511: Gulf Coast Disadvantaged Business Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 9/6/2011)      
Related Bills: H.R.2808
Latest Major Action: 9/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.1521: A bill to provide assistance for agricultural producers adversely affected by damaging weather and other conditions relating to Hurricane Irene.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 9/7/2011)
Related Bills: H.R.2856
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

All Congressional Hazard Hearings Covered by the American Geosciences Institute From 111th and 112th Congresses

  • May 17, 2012: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Hearing on “Stemming the Tide: The U.S. Response to Tsunami Generated Marine Debris”
  • December 13, 2011: House Committee on Natural Resources Hearing on H.R. 2512 and H.R. 3479
  • July 28, 2011: Senate Appropriations Committee, Financial Services and General Government Subcommitee Hearing on “Federal Disaster Assistance - Are We Weather-Ready?”
  • June 8, 2011: Senate Appropriations Committee, Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing on Emergency Readiness
  • January 20, 2010: House Natural Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Hearing on "H.R. 3820: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2009" 
  • July 28, 2009: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing on “Weathering the Storm: The Need for a National Hurricane Initiative”
  • July 21, 2009: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing on “The Preparedness of Federal Land Management Agencies for the 2009 Wildfire Season”
  • June 11, 2009: House Science and Technology Committee Technology and Innovation Subcommittee Hearing on “The Reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: R&D For Disaster Resilient Communities”
  • May 19, 2009: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee hearing titled "Recommendations of the National Committee on Levee Safety"

 



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Last updated July 2, 2013

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