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H. Rept: 117-360: Small State and Rural Rescue Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 7211, June 13, 2022   [open pdf - 219KB]

From the Document: "The purpose of H.R. 7211 is to amend the 'Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act' and review a final rule of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). [...] 'The Rural Disaster Assistance Fairness Act of 2005' [...] created the Small State and Rural Advocate position to work on behalf of states with small populations. H.R. 7211 amends the 'Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act', P.L. [public law] 93-288, as amended) to expand and codify the responsibilities of FEMA's Small State and Rural Advocate (SSRA) when helping state and local officials demonstrate localized impact and apply for federal disaster aid. The new responsibilities direct the SSRA to assist states with the collection and presentation of material in their disaster or emergency declaration requests. The bill also directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review of the factors FEMA considers when evaluating a governor's request for individual assistance in the aftermath of a disaster."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 117-360; House Report 117-360
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Date:
2022-06-13
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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