H.R. 2051 (107th): To authorize the National Science Foundation to establish regional centers for the purpose of plant genome and gene expression research and development and international research partnerships for the advancement of plant biotechnology in the developing world.


Jun 5, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 14, 2002 but was never passed by the Senate.


Nick Smith

Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 15, 2002
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About the bill

Summary (CRS)

5/14/2002--Passed House amended.Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation to award grants to consortia of institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations with experience in plant biotechnology research (or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 5, 2001

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Mar 20, 2002
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May 14, 2002
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2051”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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