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H.R. 3293 - Scientific Research in the National Interest Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 3293 PDF XML

    Scientific Research in the National Interest Act (as reported)

  • Text of H. Rept. 114-412 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE of 8-3 on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 609: 
Adopted by record vote of 236-178, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 237-180, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  

MANAGERS:Sessions/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 3442.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

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

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

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

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A 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.

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. 3293.

10. 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.

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

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

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

14. 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.

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

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

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
19Version 1Adams (NC)DemocratIdentifies child hunger as an area of national interest for NSF.Submitted
10Version 1Beyer (VA), Van Hollen (MD)DemocratAffirms that increased understanding of climate change, including its casual forces, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, and prevention, is in the national interest of the United States. Submitted
11Version 1Beyer (VA), Van Hollen (MD)DemocratAffirms that increased understanding of the manners in which human activity may generate environmental impacts is in the national interest of the United States. Submitted
12Version 1Beyer (VA), Connolly (VA), Tonko (NY), Cartwright (PA), Lowenthal (CA), Polis (CO), Peters, Scott (CA), Van Hollen (MD), Israel (NY)DemocratAffirms that increased understanding of the complex scientific and technical issues of the Anthropocene era is in the national interest of the United States. Submitted
13Version 1Beyer (VA), Kildee (MI)DemocratAffirms that increased understanding of the role of drinking water management practices in reducing lead levels in the Nation's drinking water supplies is in the national interest of the United States. Submitted
30Version 1Boyle (PA)DemocratLate Expands the “national interest” categories to include, increased understanding of the causes and prevention of gun violence.Submitted
1Version 1DelBene (WA)DemocratStipulates that research is in the national interest if it has the potential to achieve increased understanding of climate change and development of solutions to address its adverse effects in the U.S.Submitted
2Version 1DelBene (WA)DemocratClarifies that language in the bill allowing research to be funded for the development of an American STEM workforce also includes computer science and information technology sectors.Made In Order
3Version 1DelBene (WA)DemocratClarifies that the bill does not impact grant funding that has already been awarded by the National Science Foundation.Made In Order
18Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratIncludes "income inequality and wage discrimination" as in the national interest for purposes of justifying standards for awarding grants. Submitted
20Version 1Edwards (MD), Swalwell (CA)DemocratLate Includes increasing the understanding of the causes and prevention of gun violence in the list of topics considered to be in the national interest.Submitted
23Version 1Edwards (MD)DemocratLate Includes the increase of participation by underrepresented groups, such as young women and minorities, in studying the STEM fields in the list of topics considered to be in the national interest. Submitted
24Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratLate Includes “increased understanding of the causes and prevention of opioid and heroin addiction” to the list demonstrating national interest.Submitted
25Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratLate Includes “increased diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, concentrating on women and minorities in STEM” to the list demonstrating national interest.Submitted
5Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratReplaces the phrase "basic research" with "applied research."Made In Order
6Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratEstablishes a new objective of the research which would ensure that the research conducted is consistent with established and widely accepted scientific methods applicable to the field of study of exploration.Made In Order
7Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratEstablishes a new objective of the research that would ensure that the research conducted is consistent with the definition of basic research as it applies to the purpose and field of study.Made In Order
8Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratDirects the NSF in public announcements that would include information on grant awards made to or includes a partnership with under-served institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Native American Colleges, Rural Colleges, or post-secondary schools where 40% or more of the enrollment are students who are from the groups identified in the amendment.Submitted
4Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratReplaces subsection 2(b), “Determination”, to ensure that such determination is consistent with the mission of the agency and with the existing merit-review criteria.Made In Order
9Version 1Kilmer (WA)DemocratExempts any grants or cooperative agreements for basic research and science education that could affect veterans and their caregivers. Submitted
27Version 1Kirkpatrick (AZ)DemocratLate Increased understanding of the role of immigrants in promoting economic growth.Submitted
31Version 1Lawrence (MI)DemocratLate Increases understanding of the role of drinking water management practices in reducing lead exposure. Submitted
26Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Includes grants or agreements as worthy of Federal funding and in the national interest if it provides an increased understanding of causes and prevention of discrimination against minorities on the basis of ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.Submitted
28Version 1Sewell (AL)DemocratLate Adds to the determination criteria an increased understanding of the role of telehealth in promoting increased access to health care in rural communities. Submitted
29Version 1Sewell (AL)DemocratLate Adds to the determination criteria an increased understanding of the causes, prevention, and mitigation of health disparities among minority communities.Submitted
15Version 1Slaughter (NY)DemocratClarifies that providing a safe environment for female, minority, and LGBT students to practice science free of the threat of harassment or assault is in the national interest.Submitted
14Version 1Tonko (NY), Kildee (MI)DemocratAdds clean drinking water as being in the national interest.Submitted
21Version 1Torres (CA)DemocratLate Qualifies grants or agreements as worthy of federal funding and in the national interest if it provides an increased understanding of causes of efforts to suppress the voting rights of minoritiesSubmitted
22Version 1Torres (CA)DemocratLate Qualifies grants or agreements as worthy of federal funding and in the national interest if it provides an increased understanding of access to reproductive health services on the risk of contracting the Zika virus during pregnancy. Submitted
16Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratEstablishes research on the role of labor unions in improving wages and benefits of union and non-union workers as category of national interest.Submitted
17Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratEstablishes research on the effects of high quality child care on future economic growth as category of national interest.Submitted