H.R. 5116 (111th): America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

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Introduced:

Apr 22, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 4, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 4, 2011.

Law:

Pub.L. 111-358

Sponsor:

Barton “Bart” Gordon

Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010
Length: 68 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

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History

Apr 22, 2010
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 7, 2010
 
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.

May 28, 2010
 
Passed House

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

Dec 17, 2010
 
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.

Dec 21, 2010
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 4, 2011
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
101 cosponsors (99D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Votes
May 12, 2010 5:56 p.m.
Agreed to 417/6
May 12, 2010 6:04 p.m.
Failed 163/258
May 12, 2010 6:17 p.m.
Agreed to 254/173
May 12, 2010 6:23 p.m.
Agreed to 250/174
May 12, 2010 6:31 p.m.
Agreed to 413/10
May 13, 2010 11:45 a.m.
Agreed to 248/171
May 13, 2010 11:53 a.m.
Agreed to 419/0
May 13, 2010 12:01 p.m.
Agreed to 419/0
May 28, 2010 3:01 p.m.
Passed 262/150
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
Dec 21, 2010 4:31 p.m.
Passed 228/130

Related Bills

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

S. 3605 (Related)
America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 22, 2010

H.R. 5325 (Related)
America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: May 19, 2010

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