H.R. 5687 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 5687 PDF XML

    (as introduced)

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 833: 
Agreed to by record vote of 220-194, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 224-194, on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

MANAGERS: DeSaulnier/Burgess

1. Closed rule for H.Res. 826.
2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
4. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.
5. Structured rule for H.R. 2474.
6. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
7. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
8. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee Report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
9. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
10. Makes in order only those amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Each amendment made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
11. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of
the report.
12. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
13. Structured rule for H.R. 5687.
14. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
15. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
16. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
17. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
18. Provides that clause 2(e) of Rule XXI shall not apply during consideration of the bill.
19. Makes in order only those amendments printed in Part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
20. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part C of the report.
21. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRevised Expresses the sense of Congress the importance of the Executive Branch delivering the relief needed as expeditiously as possible.Revised
2Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWithdrawn Allows for a small business disaster recovery grant program to assist businesses that do not qualify for SBA Loans or other federal assistance. This funding will support the efforts of Mom and Pop businesses to recover along with the communities they serve.Withdrawn
3Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRevised Seeks the status of the delivery of previously enacted Emergency Supplemental Disaster Appropriations intended to support Puerto Rico recovery efforts, with respect to Hurricanes Maria and Irma.Revised
4Version 1Velázquez (NY)DemocratPrecludes emergency supplemental appropriated funds from being included as part of fiscal planning and budget activities.Submitted
5Version 1Meeks (NY)DemocratPrevents the Treasury Department from contracting with any debt collector or private party to recoup money as a result of an overpayment made by FEMA.Submitted
6Version 1Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratIncreases and decreases amount for Community Development Fund by $1,000,000 to prioritize funding for renewable energy projects that will enhance the long-term resiliency of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure.Made in Order
7Version 1Johnson, Mike (LA)RepublicanRestricts the disbursement of funds under the bill until the relevant department or agency certifies that all previous Hurricane Maria-related appropriations for Puerto Rico have been disbursed by that department or agency. If the department or agency is unable to make the certification, it must report to Congress within 30 days as to why.Submitted
8Version 1Rice, Tom (SC)RepublicanCalls for an Inspector General report into the mismanagement of previous Federal disaster assistance provided to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Submitted
9Version 2Crenshaw (TX), Fletcher (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Appropriates an additional $45,000,000 for the implementation of revised duplication of benefits rules for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.Made in Order
10Version 1Dunn (FL)RepublicanExtends the amount of time that the Department of Veterans Affairs can continue to pay educational benefits to veterans when a school is temporarily closed in the wake of natural disasters.Submitted
11Version 1Shalala (FL), González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR), Hastings (FL), McGovern (MA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL)Bi-PartisanIncreases funding to conduct a study on the impacts on educational attainment, long-term economic opportunities and well-being of students from Puerto Rico who have had to disrupt or change their educational path due to a natural disaster.Made in Order
12Version 1Tlaib (MI), Velázquez (NY), Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratEnsures meaningful access to individuals with limited English proficiency to the public information maintained by grantees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Fund.Made in Order
13Version 2Tlaib (MI)DemocratRevised Requires a GAO study within 5 years that will assess the impact of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) on disaster relief alleviation.Revised
14Version 1Tlaib (MI)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Education to provide a detailed spend plan to Congress of the actual uses of funds made available, including actual personnel and administrative costs.Submitted
15Version 1Bera (CA), Eshoo (CA)DemocratIncreases funding for CDC response to Wuhan Coronavirus. Provides additional funding for hospitals to prepare and respond for outbreak, as well as to State Department to help Americans returning from China.Submitted
16Version 2González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR), DeLauro (CT), Soto (FL), Velázquez (NY), Serrano (NY)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Increases the amount for Puerto Rico disaster nutrition assistance to $210,000,000.Made in Order
17Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Tlaib (MI)DemocratLate Directs the HUD Secretary to submit a proposal to Congress establishing a civil society task force of local community leaders and civil society to advise federal efforts to ensure an equitable recovery.Submitted
18Version 2Banks (IN)RepublicanLate Revised Strikes division C.Revised
19Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Sets aside 5% of unmet needs dollars for the use of individuals that are otherwise not eligible but find themselves in circumstances of significant hardship as determined by the grantee.Submitted
20Version 1Plaskett (VI)DemocratLate Increases Department of Energy technical assistance for the post-disaster recovery of electrical grids in U.S. territories by $3 million.Made in Order
21Version 1González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR)RepublicanLate Establishes a system of compensation in the form of settlement for continuing health conditions in Vieques Island and provide for reestablishment and long-term sustainment of an adequate medical facility and other services for the affected community in the aftermath of the disasters.Submitted
22Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Prohibits the introduction or enforcement of new criteria for grant eligibility.Submitted