Excerpts of the report follow (with changes to the law omitted, and available at https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/117th-congress/house-report/46/1?s=2&r=5)
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Purpose of Legislation
The purpose of H.R. 2016 is to conduct a study on streamlining and consolidating federal information collection and preliminary damage assessments.
Background and Need for Legislation
Multiple federal agencies participate in information collection and damage assessments to grant federal funding requested following emergencies and disasters, including the
Section 1223 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA, P.L. 115-254) broadly requires "an inter-agency study to streamline information collection from disaster assistance applicants and grantees, and the establishment of a public website to present the data." DRRA provides no timeline for when the study should occur, nor which federal departments and agencies should be involved.
H.R. 2016 would further the requirements of Section 1223 and address the inefficiencies associated with disaster funding disbursement by requiring a federal working group to identify areas of potential overlap and to make a recommendation to
For the purposes of rule XIII, clause 3(c)(6)(A) of the 117th
Legislative History and Consideration
H.R. 2016 was introduced in the House on
The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2016 on
The Full Committee considered H.R. 2016 on
Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
No record votes were requested during consideration of H.R. 2016.
Committee Oversight Findings
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate
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H.R. 2016 would extend the deadline for the
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Performance Goals and Objectives
With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Duplication of Federal Programs
Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff Benefits
In compliance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the
Federal Mandates Statement
The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal mandates prepared by the Director of the
Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, or tribal law. The Committee finds that H.R. 2016 does not preempt any state, local, or tribal law.
Advisory Committee Statement
No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this legislation.
Applicability to Legislative Branch
The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to the terms and conditions of employment or access to public services or accommodations within the meaning of section 102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 104-1).
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation Section 1. Short title
This section provides that this bill may be cited as the "Federal Disaster Assistance Coordination Act".
Sec. 2. Study to streamline and consolidate information collection and preliminary damage assessments
This section amends Section 1223 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 by adding specific subsections related to information collection and damage assessment. The subsections would require the FEMA Administrator to coordinate with the appropriate agency heads to: (1) conduct a study and develop a plan to consolidate federal disaster information collection, and (2) identify areas of overlap and assess whether a single agency could produce damage assessments for all agencies. The section would also require production of a comprehensive, publicly-available report with findings and recommendations for the
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