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house Bill H.R. 1679

FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017

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FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017

Official Title

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.


(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.) FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure that the ongoing modernization of the grant systems for the administration of assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act includes: an online interface for applicants to complete application forms, submit materials, and access the status of applications; mechanisms to eliminate duplication of benefits; and a means of sharing information among agencies and with state, local, and tribal governments to eliminate the need to file multiple applications and speed disaster recovery. FEMA shall deliver the system capabilities in increments or iterations as working components for applicant use.

bill Progress

  • EnactedNovember 21st, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed November 13th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed May 2nd, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 419 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    IntroducedMarch 22nd, 2017

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