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

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

Sponsor and status

Barton “Bart” Gordon

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 2007
Length: 147 pages
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

21 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 6 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Delta College to Receive $1M Grant to Aid Hispanic Students in Math & Science Courses, McNerney Announces
    — Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9, 2013-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2008

gao report underscores need to modernize financial regs, improve competitiveness
    — Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Oct 12, 2007

Silicon Valley Members Salute Passage of Key Innovation Bill
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA18] on Aug 2, 2007

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May 10, 2007

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 21, 2007
Passed House (Senate next)

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 (back to House)

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 (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. 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.

H.R. 2272 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2272. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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