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H.R. 1806 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 114-15 PDF XML

    Showing the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

  • Text of H.R. 1806 PDF XML

    America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (as reported)
            ::  H.R. 1806 (as introduced)  PDF XML

  • H. Rept. 114-107 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Monday, May 18, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 271:
Agreed to by record vote of 242-179, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 

MANAGERS: Newhouse/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1806.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-15 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 2250.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

12. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.

13. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

14. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

15. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

16. Closed rule for H.R. 2353.

17. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

18. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

19. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

20. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

21. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratIncludes in the Department of Energy's mission the advancement of our understanding of the extent to which human activity impacts climate change. Submitted
25Version 1Bonamici (OR), Smith, Adam (WA), Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratAllows the Department of Energy to continue partnering with the Department of Defense to produce biofuels for the military.Made In Order
26Version 1Bonamici (OR), Welch (VT)DemocratAllows the Department of Energy to continue renewable energy demonstration projects in state and local government buildings, provide grants or technical assistance to support the development of standards for high performing buildings, and allow energy and technology transfer centers to continue developing and distributing informational materials on how to use energy more efficiently.Submitted
27Version 1Bonamici (OR), Cicilline (RI)DemocratEncourages adoption of arts and design, broadly defined, into federal STEM education programs. Directs the National Science Foundation and National Research Council to work together to evaluate the potential benefits of integrating arts and design into STEM education, using existing funding.Submitted
34Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratStrikes language in the bill that bars DOE from continuing its 4 year collaboration with DOD and USDA on advanced biofuels for the military.Submitted
35Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratAuthorizes DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the FY2015 enacted level, $1,936,999,858. Increases NSF Education and Human Resources Directorate to $962,570,000, equal to the President’s FY2016 request. Authorizes NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economics Directorate at the FY2015 enacted level, $272,200,000. Submitted
12Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA), McGovern (MA), Bonamici (OR)DemocratStrikes directorate by directorate funding.Submitted
31Version 1Collins, Chris (NY), Kilmer (WA)Bi-PartisanAccelerates the commercialization of federally-funded research and technologies by establishing a grant program for participating STTR agencies to support proof-of-concept research and other innovative technology transfer activities at universities, research institutes, and federal laboratories.Submitted
43Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratLate Directs OSTP and the Department of Education to develop a policy to increase partnerships between local elementary and secondary schools and nearby federally-funded research and science programs and to increase volunteer participation by scientists, engineers, and other employees of those programs in local STEM education activities. Submitted
7Version 1Crowley (NY), Serrano (NY), Lujan (NM), Hurd (TX), Curbelo (FL)Bi-PartisanRequires the National Science Foundation to establish a STEM grant program for Hispanic-serving institutions as authorized in the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 1862o-12).Made In Order
40Version 1DeSaulnier (CA), Beyer (VA)DemocratLate Remove "reductions of energy-related emissions, including greenhouse gases" from goals of ARPA-E. Made In Order
44Version 1Edwards (MD)DemocratLate Requests a report from the Comptroller General reviewing Federal research grants that are carried out through partnerships between major research institutions and one or more minority serving institutions, predominantly undergraduate institutions, or institutions not in the top 200 of those receiving Federal research funding. Also requests a report from NSF on those same types of research partnerships. Submitted
14Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratAdds "anthropogenic" before "climate change" in Section 801 of the bill. Submitted
15Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratInstructs NSF's I-Corps to support and invest in female entrepreneurs.Made In Order
6Version 1Foster (IL)DemocratStrikes section 106 of the underlying bill.Made In Order
45Version 1Franks (AZ)RepublicanLate Tasks the Secretary to establish an extensive RDT&E program to generate technologies specifically designed to protect supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and large-scale transformers from the effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and geomagnetic disturbance (GMD)Submitted
30Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratAuthorizes the Energy Innovation Hubs Program within the Department of Energy.Made In Order
16Version 2Griffith (VA)RepublicanRevised Provides for the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader to appoint members to congressionally created advisory boards.Made In Order
38Version 1Hultgren (IL)RepublicanReaffirms the necessity and priority of basic scientific research.Submitted
17Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratIncreases awareness among underrepresented groups in STEM employment and education by providing information on certification, undergraduate and graduate STEM programs.Submitted
18Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratIncludes in the topics of a workshop that examines models of Federal support for STEM graduate students the issue of reducing the skills and education gap of underrepresented groups in STEM degree programs.Submitted
19Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratFurthers the skills development and training of teachers who provide instruction in K-12 STEM courses where 40 percent of the students are on free or reduced lunch programs or in areas where unemployment is 1 percent or more above the national average.Submitted
20Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratCreates state and regional workshops to train K-12 teachers in science and technology project-based learning to provide instruction in initiating robotics and other STEM competition team development programs. Leverages the collaboration among higher education, businesses, and local private as well as public education agencies to support STEM efforts at schools located in areas with 1 percent or more above the national unemployment rate.Made In Order
21Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratIdentifies no-cost or low-cost summer and after school science and technology education programs and broadly disseminate that information to the public and support targeted efforts to reach under served populations.Submitted
22Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratMakes grants available for training in methods of STEM to local education agencies to support the participation of teachers teaching in schools serving neglected, delinquent, and migrant students, English learners, at-risk students, and Native Americans as determined by the director.Submitted
23Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratEstablishes within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources an Office of STEM Education Gap Awareness with the duties of reducing the STEM gap in K-12 and post-secondary education among underrepresented populations. Submitted
10Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratAuthorizes programs to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.Submitted
11Version 2Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Revised Provides for sustained growth and sensible policies across the scientific agencies, in keeping with the goals of the original Competes legislation.Made In Order
28Version 1Kelly (PA)RepublicanIncreases the authorized funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership by $5 million, while decreasing the authorized funding level for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $5 million.Made In Order
39Version 1Kelly, Robin (IL)DemocratLate Includes national intermediaries who have proven records of fostering STEM growth and success to help students become college ready. Submitted
32Version 1Kilmer (WA), Herrera-Beutler (WA)Bi-PartisanInserts Ocean Acidification Innovation Act which incentivizes prize competitions within federal agencies to advance the research and monitoring of ocean acidification. Submitted
33Version 1Kilmer (WA), Esty (CT), Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratEliminates directorate level funding and increases funding levels in sections 101, 301, and 401 by 3.5%. Submitted
37Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratRestores the Office of Science’s Biological and Environmental Research Program to FY15 levels.Submitted
13Version 1Lowenthal (CA)DemocratEliminates additional DOE reporting requirements and restrictions on sound scientific processes to independently verify scientific results.Made In Order
9Version 1McGovern (MA), Esty (CT), Bonamici (OR)DemocratIncreases the authorization for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to $141 million. Submitted
29Version 1McKinley (WV)RepublicanAllows Basic Energy funds to be used for salaries of Federal employees performing R&D at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Submitted
41Version 1Moulton (MA)DemocratLate Strikes Section 648 of the bill.Submitted
8Version 1Perlmutter (CO), Swalwell (CA)DemocratIncreases authorization of appropriations for the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to FY15 enacted levels.Submitted
42Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratLate Increases authorization levels for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Geosciences Directorate and Social, Behavioral, and Economics Directorate to the FY16 President’s Request of $1.37 billion and $291.46 million respectively.Submitted
36Version 2Smith, Lamar (TX)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Makes technical corrections.Made In Order
24Version 1Swalwell (CA)DemocratAdds to existing language expressing the sense of Congress in Title VIII that climate change is real the following new phrase: “human activity significantly contributes to climate change.”Submitted
3Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratIncreases funding for the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate of the National Science Foundation.Submitted
4Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratStrikes language that would prevent the results of R&D activity supported by the Department of Energy from being used by regulatory agencies.Submitted
5Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratIncreases authorization levels for OSTP. Submitted
2Version 1Veasey (TX)DemocratIncreases the amount authorized for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy from $140,000,000 to $280,000,000. Submitted