H.R.4667 – Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes

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H.R.4667 – Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes

Brief

HR 4667 makes $81 billion in further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, and for other purposes.

The money will be disbursed as such;

Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Justice, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior, EPA, Labor, Education, VA, Transportation, HUD. NOAA, Drug Enforcement, Federal Prison System, Legal Services Corp., flood control, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, General Services Administration, Small Business Administration, US Customs an Border Patrol, FEMA, National Park Service,

DIVISION A–DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Further Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements, 2017

This division provides $81 billion in FY2018 emergency appropriations to several federal agencies for disaster assistance related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; and wildfires that occurred in 2017. (Emergency spending is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules.)

DIVISION B–DISASTER RECOVERY REFORM ACT

This division amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to modify the Federal Emergency Management Administration disaster response and recovery programs.

DIVISION C–OTHER MATTERS

This division amends the Agricultural Act of 2014 to designate cottonseed as a covered commodity beginning with the 2018 crop year. (Producers of covered commodities are eligible for Department of Agriculture [USDA] price and income support programs such as the Price Loss Coverage program.)

It also amends the Federal Crop Insurance Act to remove the $20 million cap on annual expenditures for livestock producers under the federal crop insurance program.

The bill requires all states to participate in USDA’s National Accuracy Clearinghouse, which is a database for states to use to prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) participants from receiving duplicative benefits in multiple states. (The clearinghouse is currently a pilot program with five participating states.)

DIVISION D–BUDGETARY EFFECTS

This division exempts the budgetary effects of division B and each succeeding division of this bill from Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) and other budget enforcement rules. – crs

(Full text of H.R. 4667 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] (Introduced 12/18/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 251 – 169 (Roll no. 709).

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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