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13-H1397 on Mar 21, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Project Rebuild Act
Source: H.R.1397
Congressional Summary:Appropriates funds for assistance to eligible entities including state and local governments, and qualified nonprofit organizations or businesses, for the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed-upon properties and for stabilization of affected neighborhoods. Allows the use of funds to:
  1. establish financing mechanisms for the purchase and redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed-upon properties
  2. purchase and rehabilitate such properties
  3. establish and operate land banks for them
  4. demolish blighted structures (except public housing)
  5. redevelop abandoned, foreclosed, demolished, or vacant properties.
  • Requires each state to receive at least $20 million of formula funds, all of which shall be used with respect to low and moderate-income individuals and families.
  • Requires each state and local government grantee to establish procedures to create preferences for development of affordable rental housing.
  • Allows a grantee to use up to 10% to create jobs by establishing and operating a program to maintain eligible neighborhood properties.
  • Sets forth Buy American requirements
  • Requires all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontracto


      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Question 20: Stimulus better than market-led recovery Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Welfare & Poverty
    • Headline: Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties (Score: 1)
    • Headline 2: Fund re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties (Score: 1)

      Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
    • Headline: Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties (Answer: C)
    • Headline 2: Fund re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties (Answer: C)
    • AmericansElect Quiz Question 1 on Economy: When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
      • A: Cutting existing programs
      • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
      • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
      • D: Raising Taxes
      • E: Unsure


    • Key for participation codes:
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    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 13-H1397

    Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Apr 9, 2013
    Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratMay 3, 2013
    David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 21, 2013
    William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri DemocratApr 9, 2013
    Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri DemocratMar 21, 2013
    James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina DemocratMar 21, 2013
    John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratApr 9, 2013
    Donna Edwards s1oMaryland DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratApr 9, 2013
    Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratApr 9, 2013
    Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratApr 9, 2013
    Donald Payne Jr. s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerApr 9, 2013
    Cedric Richmond s1oLouisiana DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratApr 9, 2013
    David Scott s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Terri Sewell s1oAlabama DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratJun 19, 2013
    Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 3, 2013
    Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Maxine Waters s2pCalifornia DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 21, 2013
    Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratMar 21, 2013



    Republicans participating in 13-H1397



    Independents participating in 13-H1397

    Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands -Mar 21, 2013



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 30
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 1


















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