Foxx-Gomez GREAT Act Becomes Law
Washington, January 6, 2020
WASHINGTON – On December 30, the President signed into law H.R. 150, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act, sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Jimmy Gomez (D-CA). 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.
Representative Virginia Foxx
“Now that the GREAT Act has been signed into law, our federal grant reporting system will finally be brought into the 21st century. 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 Rep. Gomez to make government more accountable and transparent for the American people.”
Representative Jimmy Gomez
“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. I’d like thank Rep. 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.”
The GREAT Act first passed the House this Congress on January 17th and was subsequently amended and passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate on October 21st. The House adopted the Senate’s changes on December 16th, and it was signed into law by President Trump on December 30th.
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the Senior Republican of the House Committee on Education and Labor.
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez represents California’s 34th District.