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      house Committees
      House Committee on Agriculture
      Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy and Power
      House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
      House Committee on Financial Services
      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      Higher Education and Workforce Training
    IntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2013

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Title

Virgin Islands Energy Crisis Relief Act

Official Title

To provide energy crisis relief to residents of the Virgin Islands.

Summary

Virgin Islands Energy Crisis Relief Act - Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), through the Rural Utilities Service, to make a grant to the Water and Power Authority of the U.S. Virgin Islands for energy generation, transmission, and distribution in rural communities with extremely high energy costs. Provides related funding through FY2015. Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make grants to the Authority to convert base power production in the Virgin Islands from fuel oil to liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. Authorizes appropriations through FY2017. Increases, through FY2018, the number of Virgin Islands households eligible for low-income energy assistance.

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