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S. 3484 (115th): Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2018

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About the bill

Should the government create a single website where all spending information on grants can be located?

Context

More than $700 billion in grants and cooperative agreements were awarded by the federal government last fiscal year. Yet there is no single repository for the data, showing where all the taxpayers’ money went and how much.

What the bill does

The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Actwould create the federal government’s first centralized database for information on grant money.

It was introduced in the Senate on September 24 ...

Sponsor and status

James Lankford

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 13, 2018
Length: 16 pages
Introduced
Sep 24, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 26, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senators Lankford, Enzi Bill to Improve Federal Grant Reporting Moves to Senate Floor
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018

Senators Lankford, Enzi bill to improve federal grant reporting moves to Senate floor
    — Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018

A $662 Billion Challenge: Transforming U.S. Grant Reporting
    — Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5] on Sep 26, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 3484 will add $50 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Sep 24, 2018
 
Introduced

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Sep 26, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 13, 2018
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

S. 3484 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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