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S. 1619 - Livable Communities Act of 2009

Housing and community development. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to establish the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, to establish the Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities, to establish a comprehensive planning grant program, to establish a sustainability challenge grant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Livable Communities Act of 2009

S. 1619 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to establish the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, to establish the Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities, to establish a comprehensive planning grant program, to establish a sustainability challenge grant program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to establish the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, to establish the Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities, to establish a comprehensive planning grant program, to establish a sustainability challenge grant program, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Livable Communities Act of 2009
Sponsor
Christopher Dodd
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Housing and community development
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Economic development
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Housing and community development funding
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Infrastructure development
  • Land use and conservation
  • State and local government operations
  • Transportation programs funding
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced8/06/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced8/06/2009
8/06/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S9017-9018)
8/06/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
6/09/2010Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
Put on a legislative calendar8/03/2010Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
12/19/2010Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Reported by Senator Dodd with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar12/19/2010Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 716.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

16 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Livable Communities Act of 2009

16 organizations supported this bill

American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Counties, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
American Public Transportation Association
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Counties, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
American Public Works Association
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Counties, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects (n.d.). ISSUE BRIEF: S. 1619 (HR 4690) THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT OF 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2010, from American Society of Landscape Architects.
Children's Defense Fund
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Counties, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
Habitat for Humanity
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Counties, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Counties, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
National Association of REALTORS
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
National Housing Trust
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
National League of Cities
Wallace, Mike & Wollack, Leslie (n.d.). NLC Makes Push for Livable Communities Act. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from National League of Cities.
PolicyLink
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
Sierra Club
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
Trust for America's Health
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
U.S. Conference of Mayors
American Institute of Architects, American Public Transportation Association, American Public Works Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Habitat for Humanity International, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, National Association of Realtors, National Housing Trust, National League of Cities, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Sierra Club, Trust for America’s Health, U.S. Conference of Mayors & U.S. Green Building Council (n.d.). Creating Better And More Affordable Places To Live, Work And Raise Families. Retrieved August 11, 2010, from THE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT (S. 1619).
U.S. Green Building Council
Hincha-Ownby, Melissa (2010, February 24). Recovery Act: A top green building bill. Retrieved February 11, 2010, from USGBC In the News.

1 organization opposed this bill

American Policy Center
Tom DeWeese (n.d.). “Livable Communities” is a Socialist Trap. Retrieved September 14, 2010, from American Policy Center.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$44,360$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$148,250$0
John BarrassoRWY$18,250$0
Max BaucusDMT$171,503$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$101,541$0
Mark BegichDAK$221,732$0
Michael BennetDCO$458,049$2,500
Bob BennettRUT$26,950$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$108,741$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$9,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$615,478$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$289,312$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$6,200$0
Jim BunningRKY$8,600$0
Richard BurrRNC$142,238$0
Roland BurrisDIL$3,250$0
Robert ByrdDWV$42,400$0
Maria CantwellDWA$313,700$0
Ben CardinDMD$299,822$0
Tom CarperDDE$66,445$0
Bob CaseyDPA$470,433$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$144,475$7,000
Tom CoburnROK$29,250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$38,050$0
Susan CollinsRME$127,463$1,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$56,200$0
Bob CorkerRTN$327,172$5,000
John CornynRTX$254,300$0
Mike CrapoRID$24,100$0
Jim DeMintRSC$71,129$0
Chris DoddDCT$139,110$0
Byron DorganDND$38,600$0
Dick DurbinDIL$327,731$0
John EnsignRNV$133,500$5,000
Mike EnziRWY$19,750$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$288,849$250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$172,374$0
Alan FrankenDMN$340,462$500
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$361,520$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$121,596$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$66,099$0
Judd GreggRNH$500$0
Kay HaganDNC$133,197$0
Tom HarkinDIA$128,815$0
Orrin HatchRUT$64,900$1,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$153,183$0
Jim InhofeROK$69,719$0
Dan InouyeDHI$74,150$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$303,233$0
Mike JohannsRNE$52,300$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$65,868$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$108,170$0
John KerryDMA$99,924$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$295,797$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$278,708$5,400
Mary LandrieuDLA$224,440$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$189,976$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$73,100$0
Carl LevinDMI$142,720$0
Joe LiebermanICT$351,294$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$144,179$1,000
Dick LugarRIN$102,667$0
Mel MartinezRFL$82,550$0
John McCainRAZ$106,805$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$244,723$500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$294,388$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$581,230$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$219,921$500
Barbara MikulskiDMD$109,850$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$101,050$0
Patty MurrayDWA$317,532$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$65,749$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$354,489$0
Mark PryorDAR$93,900$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$73,460$0
Harry ReidDNV$470,817$2,500
Jim RischRID$28,064$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$55,453$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$165,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$108,600$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$308,727$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$110,260$1,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$220,455$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$77,375$0
Olympia SnoweRME$72,050$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$154,770$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$192,800$0
Jon TesterDMT$221,578$0
John ThuneRSD$73,937$0
Mark UdallDCO$516,365$0
Tom UdallDNM$345,631$0
David VitterRLA$185,600$0
George VoinovichROH$30,875$0
Mark WarnerDVA$261,433$0
Jim WebbDVA$203,501$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$199,060$0
Roger WickerRMS$142,867$0
Ron WydenDOR$94,299$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$44,360$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$148,250$0
John BarrassoRWY$18,250$0
Max BaucusDMT$171,503$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$101,541$0
Mark BegichDAK$221,732$0
Michael BennetDCO$458,049$2,500
Bob BennettRUT$26,950$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$108,741$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$9,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$615,478$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$289,312$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$6,200$0
Jim BunningRKY$8,600$0
Richard BurrRNC$142,238$0
Roland BurrisDIL$3,250$0
Robert ByrdDWV$42,400$0
Maria CantwellDWA$313,700$0
Ben CardinDMD$299,822$0
Tom CarperDDE$66,445$0
Bob CaseyDPA$470,433$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$144,475$7,000
Tom CoburnROK$29,250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$38,050$0
Susan CollinsRME$127,463$1,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$56,200$0
Bob CorkerRTN$327,172$5,000
John CornynRTX$254,300$0
Mike CrapoRID$24,100$0
Jim DeMintRSC$71,129$0
Chris DoddDCT$139,110$0
Byron DorganDND$38,600$0
Dick DurbinDIL$327,731$0
John EnsignRNV$133,500$5,000
Mike EnziRWY$19,750$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$288,849$250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$172,374$0
Alan FrankenDMN$340,462$500
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$361,520$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$121,596$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$66,099$0
Judd GreggRNH$500$0
Kay HaganDNC$133,197$0
Tom HarkinDIA$128,815$0
Orrin HatchRUT$64,900$1,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$153,183$0
Jim InhofeROK$69,719$0
Dan InouyeDHI$74,150$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$303,233$0
Mike JohannsRNE$52,300$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$65,868$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$108,170$0
John KerryDMA$99,924$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$295,797$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$278,708$5,400
Mary LandrieuDLA$224,440$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$189,976$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$73,100$0
Carl LevinDMI$142,720$0
Joe LiebermanICT$351,294$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$144,179$1,000
Dick LugarRIN$102,667$0
Mel MartinezRFL$82,550$0
John McCainRAZ$106,805$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$244,723$500
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$294,388$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$581,230$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$219,921$500
Barbara MikulskiDMD$109,850$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$101,050$0
Patty MurrayDWA$317,532$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$65,749$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$354,489$0
Mark PryorDAR$93,900$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$73,460$0
Harry ReidDNV$470,817$2,500
Jim RischRID$28,064$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$55,453$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$165,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$108,600$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$308,727$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$110,260$1,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$220,455$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$77,375$0
Olympia SnoweRME$72,050$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$154,770$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$192,800$0
Jon TesterDMT$221,578$0
John ThuneRSD$73,937$0
Mark UdallDCO$516,365$0
Tom UdallDNM$345,631$0
David VitterRLA$185,600$0
George VoinovichROH$30,875$0
Mark WarnerDVA$261,433$0
Jim WebbDVA$203,501$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$199,060$0
Roger WickerRMS$142,867$0
Ron WydenDOR$94,299$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Real estate agents$5,723,899
Civil servant/public employee$3,950,220
Environmental policy$3,005,144
Architectural services$1,290,838
Children's rights$830,783
Health & welfare policy$415,050
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$315,075
Elderly issues/Social Security$312,604
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$269,787
Builders associations$260,875
Transportation$185,113
Human Rights$31,100
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Fiscal & tax policy$33,650
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