H.R. 4664 (107th): National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002


May 7, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2002.


Pub.L. 107-368


Nick Smith

Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 4, 2002
Length: 35 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 for the National Science Foundation, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Specifies goals under National Science Foundation (NSF) policy objectives of: (1) strengthening the Nation's lead in science and technology; (2) increasing overall workforce skills; and (3) strengthening innovation.Section5 ... Read more >


May 7, 2002

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 22, 2002
Reported by Committee

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Jun 5, 2002
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 14, 2002
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 15, 2002
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 15, 2002
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Dec 19, 2002
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4664”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


26 cosponsors (13R, 13D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 5, 2002 3:57 p.m.
Failed 165/259
Jun 5, 2002 4:15 p.m.
Passed 397/25

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 4500 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 19, 2000

H.R. 5714 (Related)
National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 13, 2002

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