H.R. 1287: Sound Science Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 20, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Stephen Fincher
Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 20, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1947 (Related)
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Failed House
Jun 20, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 20, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 20, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

14% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To ensure high standards for Federal agency use of scientific information.

Summary

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Cosponsors
11 cosponsors (8R, 3D) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


3/20/2013--Introduced.
Sound Science Act of 2013 - Requires federal agencies, by January 1, 2014, to have in effect guidelines to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of the scientific information upon which the agencies rely.
Prohibits any policy decision issued by an agency after January 1, 2014, from taking effect unless such agency has in effect guidelines for use of scientific information that have been approved by the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

House Republican Conference Summary

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