S.2066 - Disaster Displacement Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 11/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2066 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/02/2017)
Disaster Displacement Act of 2017
This bill requires a state, as a condition of participation in the Medicaid program, to provide medical assistance to eligible survivors of Hurricane Maria. For a specified coverage period, the federal matching rate shall be 100% with respect to such assistance. Eligibility shall be determined on the basis of specified income standards but without application of any resources test or state-residency requirements.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development shall, upon request from a public housing agency, provide additional funding for specified housing assistance that is necessary as a consequence of a major disaster. The Department of Agriculture shall do the same upon request from either a state or a political subdivision of a state.