H.R. 1891: Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013

May 08, 2013
Referred to Committee
20% chance of being enacted
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Zoe Lofgren
Representative for California's 19th congressional district
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 8, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced May 08, 2013
Referred to Committee May 08, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

73% chance of getting past committee.
20% 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 establish a position of Science Laureate of the United States.


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36 cosponsors (32D, 4R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013 - Establishes the position of Science Laureate of the United States.
Requires the President to appoint a Science Laureate on the basis of: (1) merit, particularly the ability of such individual to foster and enhance public awareness and interest in science and to provide ongoing significant scientific contributions; and (2) recommendations received by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) based on those factors.
Encourages each Science Laureate to continue his or her scientific work and directs the NAS to facilitate his or her duties.
Requires each Science Laureate to serve a term of one or two years.

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