House of Representatives Passes the SPEED Recovery Act
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5641, the Small Project Efficient and Effective Disaster (SPEED) Recovery Act, a bipartisan bill advanced by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
“The SPEED Recovery Act is going to dramatically reduce the number of hoops communities have to jump through with FEMA to get much needed help. Congress created an expedited process for small disaster recovery projects to get approved through FEMA, but the threshold for what qualifies as a ‘small project’ has fallen out of touch with reality. Updating this threshold is going to reduce the burden of red tape on small communities and allow them to recover from disasters faster. This is a big win for rural America,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO).