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H.R. 1679: FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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

Garret Graves

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 1 pages
Introduced:

Mar 22, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 21, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 21, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-87

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1679 will spend $135 million through 2022.

History

Mar 22, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 29, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 2, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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May 2, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Jul 26, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Sep 18, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Nov 13, 2017
 
Passed Senate

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Nov 21, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

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H.R. 1679 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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