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December 14, 2021

H.R. 6291, the Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act

Bill Status: Passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act Last Action: February 4, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation H.R. 6291, the Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act Summary 1-page Summary …  Continue Reading 

October 28, 2021

H.R. 5781, National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act

Bill Status: Passed Committee Last Action: November 6, 2021 Follow the bill's status here. Legislation H.R. 5781, National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act Summary Bill Summary Endorsements American Geophysical Union Air Methods California State Universities  CO-LABS Colorado School of Mines International Code Council Miami University SJSU’s Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center Society of Fire Protection Engineers  University of California …  Continue Reading 

October 27, 2021

H.R. 5746, NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021

Legislation H.R. 5746, NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021 Additional Materials One-Page …  Continue Reading 

August 06, 2021

H.R.4939, the Grid Security Research and Development Act

Bill Status: IntroducedLast Action: August 6, 2021Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation  H.R. 4939, the Grid Security Research and Development Act Summary To provide for a comprehensive interdisciplinary research, development, and demonstration initiative to strengthen the capacity of the energy sector to prepare for and withstand cyber and physical attacks, and for other …  Continue Reading 

July 30, 2021

H.R. 4863, Partnerships for Energy Security and Innovation Act

Bill Status: Introduced Last Action: July 30, 2021 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation H.R. 4863, Partnerships for Energy Security and Innovation Act Summary One-Page Summary This bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation. It also authorizes the establishment of the National Energy Technology Laboratory. The Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation, a nonprofit corporation, must support DOE's mission and …  Continue Reading 

July 21, 2021

H.R. 4609, the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act of 2021

Bill Status: Passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act Last Action: February 4, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation H.R. 4609, the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act of 2021 Summary One-Page Summary Endorsments  NIST Coalition  IBM ISACA Security Industry Association (SIA) Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Telecommunications Industry Association U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center XR …  Continue Reading 

July 21, 2021

H.R. 4606, the Energizing Technology Transfer Act

Bill Status: Passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act Last Action: February 4, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation  H.R. 4606, the Energizing Technology Transfer Act Summary This bill establishes programs and authorities to facilitate the commercial application of clean energy and related technologies in the United States. One-Page Summary Endorsements Bipartisan Policy Center Action National Coalition of Support for the Energizing Technology …  Continue Reading 

July 20, 2021

H.R. 4588, the Regional Innovation Act of 2021

Bill Status: Passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act Last Action: February 4, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation H.R. 4588, the Regional Innovation Act of 2021 Summary This bill establishes a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program and a Regional Clean Energy Innovation Program. One-Page Summary Additional Materials Section-by-Section Endorsements Bipartisan Policy Center Action Manufacturing Renaissance Campaign U.S. Federation of Worker …  Continue Reading 

July 19, 2021

H.R. 4521, the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021

Legislation H.R. 4521, the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021 ADDITIONAL MATERIALS One-Page Summary …  Continue Reading 

June 30, 2021

H.R. 4270, the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act

Bill Status: Introduced Last Action: January 19, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation H.R. 4270, the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act Summary This bill requires the Department of Energy to establish a research, development, and demonstration program with respect to (1) data collection on the location of abandoned oil or gas wells; (2) the plugging, remediation, reclamation, and repurposing of the wells; and (3) mitigating potential …  Continue Reading 

June 11, 2021

H.R. 3858, the National Science and Technology Strategy Act of 2021

Bill Status: Passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act Last Action: February 4, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation the National Science and Technology Strategy Act of 2021 Summary This bill requires the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to develop a national science and technology strategy and publish a science and technology review. One-Page …  Continue Reading 

May 28, 2021

H.R. 3593, the DOE Science for the Future Act

Bill Status: Passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act Last Action: February 4, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Floor Statement Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Legislation H.R. 3593, the DOE Science for the Future Act Summary Two-Page Summary Endorsements American Association for the Advancement of Science American Association of Physicists in Medicine American Association of Physics Teachers American Astronomical Society American Chemical …  Continue Reading 

May 28, 2021

H.R. 3594, the Surface Transportation Research and Development Act of 2021

Bill Status: Introduced Last Action: June 1, 2021 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation H.R. 3594, the Surface Transportation Research and Development Act of 2021 Summary This bill authorizes appropriations to the Department of Transportation for surface transportation research, development, and deployment, and for other purposes. Additional Materials Section-by-Section Endorsements AASHTO  “One of AASHTO’s core policy principles for surface …  Continue Reading 

April 22, 2021

H.R. 2821, the Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research Act

Bill Status: Introduced Last Action: April 22, 2021 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation H.R. 2821, the Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research Act Summary This bill establishes the Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Research Program to improve the global competitiveness of the U.S. plastics recycling industry and to mitigate any harmful effects of plastic waste on the environment. The bill also provides for an interagency committee to coordinate agency …  Continue Reading 

April 20, 2021

H.R. 2695, the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act

Bill Status: Passed the House as part of the America COMPETES Act Last Action: February 4, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. Floor Statement Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Legislation H.R. 2695, the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act Summary One-Page Summary This bill addresses sexual harassment and gender harassment in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by supporting research regarding such harassment and efforts to prevent …  Continue Reading 

March 26, 2021

H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act

Floor Statement Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), on Introduction Legislation H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act Additional Materials Two-Page Summary Section-by-Section Issues in Science and Technology: A Bipartisan Vision for the Future of American Science Endorsements AFL-CIO  American Astronomical Society American Chemical Society American Geophysical Union American Educational Research …  Continue Reading 

March 18, 2021

H.R. 2027, the MSI STEM Achievement Act

Floor Statement Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Legislation H.R. 2027, the MSI STEM Achievement Act Additional Materials One-Page Summary Endorsements American Association of Physics Teachers American Astronomical Society American Chemical Society American Mathematical Society American Physical Society American Physiological Society American Political Science Association American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology American Society for Engineering …  Continue Reading 

March 03, 2021

H.R. 1576, the National Gun Violence Research Act

Bill Status: Introduced Last Action: May 18, 2021 Follow the bill's progress here. Legislation The National Gun Violence Research Act Summary This bill promotes gun violence research, including by removing limitations on the use of firearms tracing data by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; permitting funds made available to the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for gun violence research; establishing the National Gun Violence …  Continue Reading 

February 26, 2021

H.R. 1437, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation (PRECIP) Act

Legislation H.R. 1437, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation (PRECIP) Act Endorsements American Public Works Association (APWA) American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) "ASCE applauds Chairwoman Sherrill for introducing the PRECIP Act, a bill that is vital as we work to ensure our infrastructure is resilient to the impacts of climate change. The nation's civil engineers require the most up to date data …  Continue Reading 

February 26, 2021

H.R. 1438, the Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act

Legislation H.R. 1438, the Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act Endoresments American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) American Public Works Association (APWA) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Association of State Floodplain Management (ASFPM) "The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is thrilled to see the issues of rainfall estimation, flood warning, and flood risk …  Continue Reading 

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