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NSF & Congress

Major Legislation - 115th Congress

NSF APPROPRIATIONS

H.R. 244, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Paul Cook, R-CA-8, January 4, 2017

H.R. 3267, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Sponsor: Rep. John Culberson, R-TX-7, July 17, 2017

S. 1662, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Sponsor: Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-AL, July 27, 2017

2018

H.R. 5952, Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
Sponsor: Rep. John Culberson, R-TX-7, May 24, 2018

H.Rept. 115-704, Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2019, Report Together with Minority Views, May 24, 2018

S. 3072, Making approppriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Jerry Moran, R-KS, June 14, 2018

S.Report No. 115-275, Report to accompany S. 3072, Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2019 June 14, 2018

 

NSF AUTHORIZATION

H.R. 255, To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women, Public Law No: 115-6 (02/28/2017)
Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, D-CT-5, January 4, 2017
Amends the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act to authorize the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world.

H.R.4254, Women in Aerospace Education Act, Public Law No: 115-303 (12/11/2018)
Sponsor: Rep. Stephen Knight, R-CA-25, November 6, 2017
Amends the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to permit certain grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be used to provide internships that include research experiences at national laboratories and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers. NSF Master Teaching Fellows and undergraduate freshman and sophomore students studying to become mathematics and science teachers under the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program are eligible for the internships.

S.1768 - National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2018, Public Law No: 115-307 (12/11/2018)
Sponsor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, September 6, 2017
Amends the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 to expand activities under the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program to include: (1) gathering information on community resilience (i.e., the ability of a community to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to earthquakes); (2) publishing a systematic set of maps of active faults and folds, liquefaction susceptibility, susceptibility for earthquake-induced landslides, and other seismically induced hazards; and (3) continuing the development of the Advanced National Seismic System, including earthquake early warning capabilities. With respect to earthquake hazard reduction activities, the bill revises or expands the duties of: (1) the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, (2) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), (3) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), (4) the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and (5) the National Science Foundation.

H.R.2810, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Public Law No: 115-91 (12/12/2017)
Sponsor: Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-TX-13, June 7, 2017
Amends the Cyber Scholarship-for-Service program established under section 302 of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (15 U.S.C. 7442 ) to implement a pilot program at community colleges to provide scholarships to eligible students who are pursuing associate degrees or specialized program certifications in the field of cybersecurity; and have bachelor's degrees; or are veterans of the Armed Forces. It also amends the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 1862n-1(i)) to define the term 'mathematics and science teacher' and the term 'science, technology, engineering, or mathematics professional.'

H.R.6227, National Quantum Initiative Act, Public Law No: 115-368 (12/21/18)
Sponsor: Rep. Lamar Smith, R-TX-21, June 26, 2018
Authorizes the National Science Foundation to carry out a basic research and education program on quantum information science and engineering, and award grants for the establishment of Multidisciplinary Centers for Quantum Research and Education. Up to $10 million for each Center established for each of fiscal years 2019-2023.

 

OTHER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING LEGISLATION

listed in order of date introduced

H.R. 70, Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-MO-1, January 3, 2017

S.53, Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA, January 5, 2017

H.R.353, Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Frank D.Lucas, R-OK-3, January 6, 2017

S. 88, the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT Act)
Sponsor: Sen. Deb Fischer, R-NE, January 10, 2017

S. 141, the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act
Sponsor: Sen. Gary C. Peters, D-MI, January 12, 2017

S. 338, Scientific Integrity Act
Sponsor: Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, February 7, 2017

>H.R. 935, the Cyber Security Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement Act
Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX-18, February 7, 2017

H.R. 1084, Today's American Dream Act
Sponsor: Rep. Robin L. Kelly, D-IL-2, February 15, 2017

H.R. 1358, To protect scientific integrity in Federal research and policymaking, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Rep. Paul Tonko, D-NY,20, March 3, 2017

S. 570, Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. John Thune, D-SD, March 8, 2017

S. 754, Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA, March 28, 2017

H.R. 2305, Computer Science in STEM Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-CA-29, May 3, 2017

HR 2590, Computer Science for All Act
Sponsor: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-CA-13, May 22, 2017

H.R. 2653, STEM Opportunities Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX-30, May 25, 2017

S. 1270, STEM Opportunities Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-HI, May 25, 2017

H.R. 2763, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Stephen Knight, R-CA, 25, May 30, 2017

S. 1425, Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act
Sponsor: Sen. Roger Wicker, R-MS, June 22, 2017

 

See also: NSF and Congress Archive for NSF-related legislation from previous years.