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June 16, 2021

H.R.3952, the NOAA Chief Scientist Act

Bill Status: Passed House Last Action: July 27, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. LEGISLATION H.R. 3952, the NOAA Chief Scientist …  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.3588, the Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act

Bill Status: Passed House Last Action: July 27, 2022 Follow the bill's progress here. LEGISLATION H.R.3588, the Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education …  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 

January 05, 2021

H.R. 210, the Rural STEM Education Research 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 the Rural STEM Education Research Act Summary This bill specifies federal scientific research and development efforts towards STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science) workforce development and rural STEM education. One-Page …  Continue Reading 

January 05, 2021

H.R. 204, the STEM Opportunities 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. 204, the STEM Opportunities Act Summary This bill provides for guidance, data collection, and grants for groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and at federal science …  Continue Reading 

January 04, 2021

H.R. 144, the Supporting Early-Career Researchers 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. 144, the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act Summary This bill authorizes the National Science Foundation to establish a two-year pilot program to award grants to highly qualified early-career investigators to carry out an independent research program at the institution of …  Continue Reading 

December 21, 2020

The Energy Act of 2020

Legislation The Energy Act of 2020 H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act Additional Materials Energy Act One-Page Summary Energy Act Section-by-Section H.R. 4447 One-Page Summary H.R. 4447 Section-by-Section Endorsements  Accelergy Corporation Advanced Energy Economy Algae Biomass Organization Alliance to Save Energy Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition American Chemistry Council American Conservation Coalition American Council for an …  Continue Reading 

October 01, 2020

House Resolution Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of NOAA

House Resolution Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of …  Continue Reading 

September 16, 2020

H.R. 8273, the Energizing Technology Transfer Act

Legislation H.R. 8273, the Energizing Technology Transfer Act Endorsements Activate Global, Inc. American Chemical Society (ACS) American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) American Physical Society (APS) Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) BPC Action Brimstone Energy Carbon180 "Technology transfer is vital to creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and scaling new technologies to help address climate change. For carbon removal, use, and industrial capture in particular, …  Continue Reading 

September 14, 2020

Forensic Science Research and Standards Act of 2020

Legislation Forensic Science Research and Standards Act of …  Continue Reading 

August 14, 2020

H.R. 8044, the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act

Legislation H.R. 8044, the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act Endorsements American Association for Anatomy American Education Research Association American Mathematical Society American Physical Society American Physiological Society American Political Science Association American Psychological Association American Society for Engineering Education American Society for Investigative Pathology American Society for Matrix Biology American Society for Microbiology …  Continue Reading 

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