Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
01/29/2020          

Climate Resilient Communities Act

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116 HR 5709 IH: Climate Resilient Communities Act
U.S. House of Representatives
2020-01-29
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I116th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 5709IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESJanuary 29, 2020Mr. Neguse (for himself and Mr. Rooney of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureA BILLTo require the Comptroller General to evaluate and issue a report on the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including recommendations on how to improve the building codes and standards that the Agency uses to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
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Short title
This Act may be cited as the Climate Resilient Communities Act.
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Climate resiliency report by GAO
(a)
In general
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act and every 5 years thereafter, the Comptroller General shall evaluate and issue a report to Congress on the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve the Agency’s use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
(b)
Report issues
The report required under subsection (a) shall include the following: (1)Economic analysis of the benefits to considering and prioritizing resiliency when building new infrastructure. (2)Number of structures (buildings, roads, bridges) that were not destroyed because of pre-disaster mitigation planning, and the resultant cost savings. (3)Economic analysis of the benefits to considering and prioritizing resiliency when rebuilding after natural disasters. (4)Recommendations to improve the building codes and standards that FEMA uses to consider climate impacts and risks, including— (A)flooding; (B)wildfires; (C)hurricanes; (D)heat waves; (E)droughts; (F)rises in sea level; and (G)extreme weather. (5)Assessment of the building codes and standards that are currently being used by FEMA to make resiliency decisions, including recommendations for updates to such codes and standards.

Picture Name From Date Type
Joe Neguse D-CO 01/29/2020 Sponsor
Francis Rooney R-FL 01/29/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
01/30/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/29/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Action By: House of Representatives
01/29/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5709. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/29/2020) Climate Resilient Communities Act This bill directs the Government Accountability Office to evaluate, and report to Congress on, the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve FEMA's use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
There is one summary for H.R.5709. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/29/2020) Climate Resilient Communities Act This bill directs the Government Accountability Office to evaluate, and report to Congress on, the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve FEMA's use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/29/2020) Climate Resilient Communities Act This bill directs the Government Accountability Office to evaluate, and report to Congress on, the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve FEMA's use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/29/2020) Climate Resilient Communities Act This bill directs the Government Accountability Office to evaluate, and report to Congress on, the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve FEMA's use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Climate resiliency report by GAO (a)In generalNot later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act and every 5 years thereafter, the Comptroller General shall evaluate and issue a report to Congress on the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve the Agency’s use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and

Age
Rooney of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureA BILLTo require the Comptroller General to evaluate and issue a report on the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including recommendations on how to improve the building codes and standards that the Agency uses to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and

Congress
Climate resiliency report by GAO (a)In generalNot later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act and every 5 years thereafter, the Comptroller General shall evaluate and issue a report to Congress on the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve the Agency’s use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and

Emergency Management
Rooney of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureA BILLTo require the Comptroller General to evaluate and issue a report on the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including recommendations on how to improve the building codes and standards that the Agency uses to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and


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