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

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Date of Report

Fri August 4th, 2017

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Legislation Details

115th Congress

To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Garret Graves — R — LA

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.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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