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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Flexible Financing for Rural America Act of 2020

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the adjustment or modification by the Secretary of Agriculture of loans for critical rural utility service providers, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/02/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
09/03/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
07/02/2020Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget, 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
07/02/2020Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget, 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
07/02/2020Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget, 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
07/02/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (126)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]* 07/02/2020
Rep. Baird, James R. [R-IN-4] 07/21/2020
Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] 07/21/2020
Rep. Johnson, Dusty [R-SD-At Large] 07/21/2020
Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 07/21/2020
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 07/21/2020
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 07/21/2020
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 07/21/2020
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 07/21/2020
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 07/21/2020
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 07/21/2020
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 07/21/2020
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 07/21/2020
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 07/21/2020
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/21/2020
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 07/21/2020
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 07/21/2020
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 07/21/2020
Rep. Hagedorn, Jim [R-MN-1] 07/21/2020
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 07/24/2020
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 07/24/2020
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 07/24/2020
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 07/24/2020
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 07/24/2020
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 07/29/2020
Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large] 07/29/2020
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 07/29/2020
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] 07/29/2020
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 07/29/2020
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 07/29/2020
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 07/29/2020
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 07/31/2020
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 07/31/2020
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 08/07/2020
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 08/07/2020
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 08/07/2020
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 08/07/2020
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 08/07/2020
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 08/07/2020
Rep. Armstrong, Kelly [R-ND-At Large] 08/07/2020
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 08/07/2020
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1] 08/07/2020
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 08/07/2020
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 08/07/2020
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 08/07/2020
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 08/11/2020
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 08/11/2020
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 08/11/2020
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 08/11/2020
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 08/18/2020
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 08/18/2020
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 08/18/2020
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 08/18/2020
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 08/18/2020
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 08/18/2020
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 08/18/2020
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] 08/18/2020
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 08/21/2020
Rep. Keller, Fred [R-PA-12] 08/21/2020
Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] 08/21/2020
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 08/21/2020
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 08/21/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 08/21/2020
Rep. Miller, Carol D. [R-WV-3] 08/21/2020
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 09/01/2020
Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] 09/01/2020
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 09/01/2020
Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22] 09/01/2020
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] 09/01/2020
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 09/01/2020
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 09/01/2020
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 09/01/2020
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 09/01/2020
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 09/01/2020
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/01/2020
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 09/01/2020
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 09/01/2020
Rep. Meuser, Daniel [R-PA-9] 09/01/2020
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 09/08/2020
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 09/08/2020
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 09/08/2020
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2] 09/08/2020
Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 09/08/2020
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 09/08/2020
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 09/08/2020
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 09/11/2020
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 09/11/2020
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 09/11/2020
Rep. Bishop, Dan [R-NC-9] 09/11/2020
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 09/11/2020
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 09/11/2020
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 09/11/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 09/21/2020
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 09/21/2020
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 09/21/2020
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 09/21/2020
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/21/2020
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 09/21/2020
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 09/21/2020
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 09/24/2020
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 09/24/2020
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 09/24/2020
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 09/24/2020
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 09/24/2020
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 09/29/2020
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 09/29/2020
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 09/29/2020
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 09/29/2020
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 09/29/2020
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 09/29/2020
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 10/02/2020
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 10/02/2020
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 10/02/2020
Rep. Tiffany, Thomas P. [R-WI-7] 10/02/2020
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 10/09/2020
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 10/16/2020
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 10/23/2020
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 10/23/2020
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 10/23/2020
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 10/27/2020
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 10/27/2020
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 11/16/2020
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 11/16/2020

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Agriculture07/02/2020 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit09/03/2020 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce07/02/2020 Referred to
House Budget07/02/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/02/2020)

Flexible Financing for Rural America Act of 2020

This bill allows rural utility service providers to submit to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) a request to adjust the interest rate or modify the terms of certain loans. The request shall include a report summarizing how the adjustment or modification will assist the borrower in providing critical utility services to a rural community.

Specifically, on receipt of a request, USDA must

  • adjust the interest rate on the loan to match certain interest rates in effect when the bill is enacted for obligations of comparable maturity to the term remaining on the loan (or a higher rate requested by the borrower), and
  • make modifications to the loan terms as necessary to address changes in the financial position of the borrower due to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency and to promote the financial sustainability of the borrower.

In carrying out the adjustments or modifications, USDA shall not impose or collect any fee from, or impose any penalty on, a borrower.

The bill also provides funding to implement the adjustments and modifications.