About the bill
H.R. 1679 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure its ongoing efforts to modernize its grant management system, provide secure online access to applicants, and include robust accessibility and transparency measures. Specifically, FEMA’s modernization efforts shall include an online interface where applicants can complete forms, submit materials and access the status of applications, as well as include mechanisms to eliminate the duplication of benefits and enable the sharing of information among agencies with state and local governments, where appropriate.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 21, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 21, 2017.
What legislators are saying
“Graves Bill to Improve FEMAs Performance Signed into Law”
— Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6] (Sponsor) on Dec 4, 2017
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 1679 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-87, H.R. 1679, 115th Cong..
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