S. 189 (108th): 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act


Jan 16, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 3, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 3, 2003.


Pub.L. 108-153


Ron Wyden

Senator from Oregon



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Last Updated: Nov 20, 2003
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for nanoscience, nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Requires the President to implement a National Nanotechnology Program to: (1) establish the goals, priorities, and metrics for evaluation for Federal nanotechnology research, development, and other activities; (2) ... Read more >


Jan 16, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 19, 2003
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 18, 2003
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 20, 2003
Passed House

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 by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 3, 2003
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 189”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (13D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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

S. 2945 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2002

H.R. 766 (Related)
Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003

Passed House
Last Action: May 7, 2003

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