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H.R. 4186 (113th): FIRST Act of 2014

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

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Sponsor and status

Larry Bucshon

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014
Length: 130 pages
Mar 10, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 28, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Committee Approves Bucshon's FIRST Act to Prioritize NSF Research in the National Interest
    — Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8] (Sponsor) on May 29, 2014

Subcommittee Approves FIRST Act with Bipartisan Support
    — Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 13, 2014

Reps. Zoe Lofgren & Jim Sensenbrenner Applaud Committee Passage of their Bipartisan Provision for Public Access to Scientific Research
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] on May 29, 2014

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Mar 10, 2014

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Mar 13, 2014
Considered by Research and Technology

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 21, 2014
Considered by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 28, 2014
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

H.R. 4186 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4186. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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