H.R. 2272 (110th): America COMPETES Act


May 10, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 9, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 9, 2007.


Pub.L. 110-69


Barton “Bart” Gordon

Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2007
Length: 147 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States.

Summary (CRS)

8/9/2007--Public Law.America COMPETES Act or America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act - TitleI - Office of Science and Technology Policy; Government-Wide ScienceSection1001 - ... Read more >


May 10, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 21, 2007
Passed House

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

Jul 19, 2007
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.

Aug 2, 2007
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The House approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Aug 2, 2007
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 9, 2007
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. 2272”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


21 cosponsors (15D, 6R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On the Conference Report
Aug 2, 2007 6:18 p.m.
Passed 367/57

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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

S. 761 (Related)
America COMPETES Act

Passed Senate
Last Action: Apr 25, 2007

H.Res. 602 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Aug 2, 2007

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