Category Archives: Housing

H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2016 H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017 Brief – The bill’s stated purpose is “To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other […]

H.R.306 Energy Efficient Government Technology Act

Week ending January 13, 2017 H.R.306 Energy Efficient Government Technology Act Brief – “H.R. 306 would require federal agencies, in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Environmental Protection Agency, to implement strategies to acquire, use, and maintain information technologies expected to increase energy efficiency. The bill […]

H.R.2028 -Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.R.2028 – Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017t, 2017 Brief – This bill is the vehicle for the Continuing Resolution to fund the Government until April  , 2017. The CR is called ‘The Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017. Actual CR spending amounts […]

H.Res.932 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 9, 2016 H.Res.932 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills. Brief – RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to third-party charges on consumer telephone bills. Whereas telephone companies are required to permit third parties […]

S.1479 Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 8, 2016 S.1479 Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2015 Brief – “Currently, more than 1,300 contaminated sites are on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund program’s National Priorities List. Brownfields are properties where the presence, or potential presence, of a hazardous substance complicates the expansion or […]

H.R.4590 Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety, Construction, and Leases Authorization Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 24, 2016 H.R.4590 Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety, Construction, and Leases Authorization Act Brief – This legislation would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out fiscal year 2016 major medical facility projects and would also authorize VA to carry out major medical facility leases. […]

H.R.3030 Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 29, 2016 H.R.3030 Baudette Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act Brief – “This bill directs the Coast Guard to convey specified federal land (including buildings, structures, utilities, and miscellaneous facilities) in Baudette, Minnesota, to the city of Baudette, upon payment to the United States of the property’s fair market value.” The […]

H.R.3700 Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 5, 2016 H.R.3700 Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 Brief – The committee report explains; “H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015, reforms certain Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Rural Housing Service programs in order to improve their effectiveness and provide enhanced opportunity […]

S.2393 Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Service members Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 18, 2015 S.2393 Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Service members Act of 2015 Brief – An extended period of protections is temporarily provided for members of the uniformed services as related to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction. The bill amends the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families […]

H.R.1210 Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending November 20, 2015 H.R.1210 Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act Brief – The Congressional Research Service explains the bill this way, “This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act to create a safe harbor from lawsuit for creditors that are depository institutions for any failure to comply with certain requirements with […]