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

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1679 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. 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.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 97%
 
 
419
230
 
189
 
Nay 0%
 
 
0
0
 
0
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
11
7
 
4
 

Date: May 2, 2017

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

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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