There are 3 versions of this bill. View text

Click the check-box to add or remove the section, click the text link to scroll to that section.
Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries

Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
02/06/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H1368-1369)
01/30/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
02/07/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
02/06/2019-12:25pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/06/2019-12:25pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1368-1369)
02/06/2019-12:18pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 876.
02/06/2019-12:18pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1368-1370)
02/06/2019-12:18pmHouseMr. DeFazio moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
01/30/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
01/30/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 02/05/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 02/06/2019

Committees (2)

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 Transportation and Infrastructure01/30/2019 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs02/07/2019 Referred to

No related bill information was received for H.R.876.


Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.876. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House (02/06/2019)

Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2019

This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The term "Cascadia Subduction Zone" means the landward-dipping fault that is approximately 684 miles long, separates the Juan De Fuca and North America plates, and stretches along a portion of the western coast of the United States beginning off Cape Mendocino, California, along the states of Oregon and Washington, to Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The President shall establish an Earthquake and Tsunami Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy and recommendations on how the nation should prepare and plan for, mitigate against, respond to, recover from, and more successfully adapt to an earthquake, tsunami, or combined earthquake and tsunami event in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. FEMA shall report to Congress on the comprehensive strategy and task force recommendations.

The task force shall enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences for developing recommendations for a federal research strategy to advance scientific understanding of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and resulting tsunami preparedness.