Category Archives: Housing

H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act Brief – H.R. 2874 would authorize the National Flood Insurance Program to enter into and renew flood insurance policies through fiscal year 2022. HR 2874 aims to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to […]

H.R.3634 – SERVE Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3634 – SERVE Act of 2017 Brief – HR 3634 aims to amend US Code, to ensure that individuals may access documentation verifying the monthly housing stipend paid to the individual under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs. To that end The Secretary […]

H.R.3562 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3562 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes. Brief – HR 3562 would authorize the Secretary of Veterans […]

H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance, and for other purposes. ‘The Administrator of the Federal […]

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. […]