There is one summary for H.R.678. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/11/2003)

Southern Empowerment and Economic Development Act to authorize the Delta Black Belt Regional Authority - Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to rename the Delta Regional Authority as the Delta/Black Belt Regional Authority. Extends the Authority's termination date.

Directs the Authority to establish a Constituency Representation Board which shall: (1) ascertain State and congressional district community strategic planning efforts; and (2) evaluate and fund programs.

Amends the Delta Development Act to revise the definition of the "Lower Mississippi" region.