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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide additional disaster recovery assistance for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/11/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (18)

Date
05/22/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
01/16/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/16/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/12/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/12/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/12/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/12/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/12/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, the Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (9)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure01/11/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation01/12/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management01/12/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit01/12/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials01/12/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment01/12/2018 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce01/11/2018 Referred to
House Financial Services01/11/2018 Referred to
House Agriculture01/11/2018 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/11/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources01/11/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands01/16/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs01/16/2018 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce01/11/2018 Referred to
House Budget01/11/2018 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology01/11/2018 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy05/22/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/11/2018)

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2018

This bill provides for additional disaster-recovery assistance and other assistance to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with respect to infrastructure, health care, agriculture, education, economic development, and environmental remediation, among other sectors. Specifically, regarding both territories, the bill:

  • provides for the use of certain emergency assistance to rebuild electric grids;
  • establishes grant programs to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy;
  • subject to oversight requirements, increases funding for transportation infrastructure, telecommunications systems, housing, and community development;
  • increases funding for Medicaid and Medicare;
  • temporarily increases social-services block-grant allotments;
  • increases funding for, and otherwise revises, rural and agricultural programs;
  • increases funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • provides for aid to the Head Start program, elementary and secondary education programs, and higher education programs;  
  • increases funding for training and employment services;
  • modifies provisions concerning unemployment assistance, taxation, and federal permitting;
  • increases funding for economic and community development programs;
  • increases funding for environmental remediation;
  • requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to submit to Congress a disaster-relief plan; and
  • otherwise modifies provisions related to emergency funding and disaster-recovery assistance.

In addition, the bill:

  • extends Medicaid waiver authority to all territories, provides for Medicaid disproportionate share hospital allotments to the territories, and otherwise revises the Medicaid and Medicare programs with respect to the territories;
  • provides for health-insurance coverage for individuals residing in territories without health exchanges;
  • extends participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Supplemental Security Income Program to all territories;
  • modifies provisions concerning the earned-income tax credit and the child tax credit with respect to the territories; and 
  • modifies provisions concerning the application of certain workers' protections in Puerto Rico.