Emergency Information Improvement Act of 2015by Representative Ryan A. Costello
Posted on 2015-12-16
COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the
rules and pass the bill (S. 1090) to amend the Robert T. Stafford
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide eligibility for
broadcasting facilities to receive certain disaster assistance, and for
The Clerk read the title of the bill.
The text of the bill is as follows: S. 1090 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Emergency Information Improvement Act of 2015''.
SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY OF BROADCASTING FACILITIES FOR CERTAIN DISASTER ASSISTANCE.
(a) Private Nonprofit Facility Defined.--Section 102(11)(B) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(11)(B)) is amended by inserting ``broadcasting facilities,'' after ``workshops,''.
(b) Critical Services Defined.--Section 406(a)(3)(B) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172(a)(3)(B)) is amended by striking ``communications,'' and inserting ``communications (including broadcast and telecommunications),''.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Costello) and the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Carson) each will control 20 minutes.
The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Pennsylvania.