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H.R. 1117: To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1117 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 1117 directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to foster more open communications between disaster response operations and affected communities after an emergency or disaster by providing more transparency, increased consistency, and better assistance during the recovery phase after a disaster or emergency. Specifically, the bills requires FEMA to report to Congress regarding its plans to provide consistent guidance to applicants on FEMA disaster funding procedures during the response to an emergency or disaster, appropriate record maintenance and transfer of documents to new teams during staff transitions, and accurate assistance to applicants and grantees to ease the administrative burden throughout the process of obtaining and monitoring assistance. The legislation requires such a report to include a plan for implementing operating procedures and document retention requirements and identify new technologies to aid the disaster workforce in partnering with state, local, and tribal governments and private non-profits in the wake of a disaster or emergency.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


All Votes R D
Yea 95%
Nay 0%
Not Voting 5%

Date: Mar 27, 2017

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed


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