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Committee Passes Legislation to Protect Residents of HUD-Subsidized Housing from Carbon Monoxide

Today, the House Financial Services Committee, held a markup of H.R. 1690, the Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019, legislation that protects residents of public housing from carbon monoxide poisoning.

This legislation, introduced by Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-IL), would authorize $300 million over three years to fund the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in Department of Housing and Urban Development-subsidized housing units that have combustion-fueled appliances or a ventilation system that connects them to such units.

It was approved on a voice vote.

The Committee did not call up H.R. 3407, the United States Export Finance Agency Act, which was introduced by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC).

See the Chairwoman’s opening statement regarding the legislation below.


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