Proposed Legislation Changes Key Aspect of Eminent Domain Property Seizures

The government has used eminent domain in the past to seize property first before offering just compensation to property owners. This legislation would require the government to offer just compensation for the property before seizing it.

“It is unjust for the government to seize someone’s property with a lowball offer and then put the burden on them to fight for what they are still owed,” Amash said in a statement. “My bill will stop this practice by requiring that a property’s fair value be finalized before DHS takes ownership.”

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