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

About the bill

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


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 as bill number S. 3484 by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), and in the House on January 29 as bill number H.R. 4887 by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC5).

What supporters say

Supporters argue the bill would increase transparency and improve …

Sponsor and status

James Lankford

Sponsor. Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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

This bill was introduced on September 26, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)



Sep 24, 2018

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Sep 26, 2018
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Nov 13, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3484. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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