S. 761 (110th): America COMPETES Act


Mar 5, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on April 25, 2007 but was never passed by the House.


Harry Reid

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2007
Length: 294 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 2272 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Aug 9, 2007

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to invest in innovation and education to improve the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy.

Summary (CRS)

4/25/2007--Passed Senate amended.America COMPETES Act or America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act - DivisionA - Commerce and ScienceAmerican Innovation and Competitiveness Act - ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 5, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 6, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Apr 25, 2007
Passed Senate

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 761”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


69 cosponsors (38D, 30R, 1I) (show)
Apr 24, 2007 2:16 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 96/0
Apr 24, 2007 5:38 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 97/0
Apr 24, 2007 6:02 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 62/35
Apr 24, 2007 6:23 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 54/43
Apr 25, 2007 11:10 a.m.
Amendment Rejected 24/74
Apr 25, 2007 3:21 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 22/71
Apr 25, 2007 3:49 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 27/67
Apr 25, 2007 5:33 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 39/57
Apr 25, 2007 5:58 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 82/14
Apr 25, 2007 6:24 p.m.
Bill Passed 88/8

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H.R. 2272 (Related)
America COMPETES Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 9, 2007

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