Property Owners Nationwide Would Benefit From Increased Protections
February 29, 2012
H.R. 1433 passed the House of Representatives last night! An overwhelming majority of congressmen were in support of the resolution, so only a voice vote was required for passage.
The resolution now moves on to the Senate, where it will face an uphill battle. This will be the fourth time federal eminent domain reform has headed to the Senate—hopefully this time our elected officials will finally stand up for the property rights of their constituents.
The Castle Coalition will keep you updated on the fight ahead.
February 28, 2012
H.R. 1433, the Private Property Rights Protection Act, will likely be considered by the House of Representatives this week. It was reported out of the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month. It is critical that you contact your representatives TODAY and tell them to vote for H.R. 1433. You may remember that this bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly in 2005 by a vote of 376 – 38, but has been stonewalled in the Senate since.
You can find your representative’s contact information here.
This reform is long overdue. H.R. 1433 will strip any municipality that abuses eminent domain of federal economic development funds for two years. You can read the text of the bill here. It’s time that Congress stop being complicit in the abuse of eminent domain.
Read IJ’s op-ed in the Washington Times on federal eminent domain reform efforts here and below.