To authorize activities for support of nanotechnology research and development, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 6, 2008
Length: 32 pages
110th Congress (2007–2009)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 5, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.
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31 Cosponsors (16 Republicans, 15 Democrats)
May 1, 2008
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May 7, 2008
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Jun 5, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)
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Feb 11, 2009
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 554 (111th).
H.R. 5940 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5940. This is the one from the 110th Congress.
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