Gomez-Foxx GREAT Act Becomes Law
Washington, January 6, 2020
Washington, D.C. – On December 30, the President signed into law H.R. 150, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act, sponsored by Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Congesswoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05). Under the GREAT Act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will simplify the federal grant reporting process by enacting a government-wide reporting system for federal grant recipients – building a more accessible, data-driven federal reporting system. This legislation not only serves to benefit recipients of federal grants, but it also allows the general public to see first-hand how federal dollars are being allocated.
“The GREAT Act – now the law of the land – was the result of strong bipartisan cooperation and a shared commitment to modernize our federal grant reporting system to ensure it works for all Americans,” said Congressman Gomez. “I’d like thank Congresswoman Foxx for working with me to help streamline this process and make it more transparent and equitable for everyone, from state and local governments to small businesses and nonprofit groups.”
“Now that the GREAT Act has been signed into law, our federal grant reporting system will finally be brought into the 21st century,” said Congresswoman Foxx. “Grant recipients will no longer be burdened by long, tedious hours of redundant paperwork – freeing them up to give priority to the needs of their communities. I’m so proud to have worked alongside Congressman Gomez to make government more accountable and transparent for the American people.”
The GREAT Act first passed the House on January 17, 2019 and was subsequently amended and passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate on October 21, 2019 The House adopted the Senate’s changes on December 16, 2019, and it was signed into law by President Trump on December 30, 2019.