On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the President signed into law:
H.R. 194, the “Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017,”
which requires the General Services Administration to provide guidance and assistance to Federal agencies to ensure effective processing of the mail;
H.R. 1545, the “VA Prescription Data Accountability Act of 2017,” which require the Department of Veterans Affairs to disclose information about covered individuals to State controlled substance monitoring programs to help to prevent misuse and diversion of prescription medications;
H.R. 1679, the “FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017,” which requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure that the ongoing modernization of grant systems for the administration of disaster assistance include specified features to improve applicant accessibility and transparency;
H.R. 3243, the “FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017,” which extends and makes permanent several provisions of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA); and
H.R. 3949, the “Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity
Reform (VALOR) Act of 2017,” which provides for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-state apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.