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H.R. 4438 (113th): American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit.

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Sponsor and status

Kevin Brady

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

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Last Updated: May 12, 2014
Length: 7 pages
Apr 9, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 9, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).


23 Cosponsors (14 Republicans, 9 Democrats)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 (May 6, 2014)

What legislators are saying

The House Removes Barriers to American Research & Development
    — Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8] (Sponsor) on Sep 18, 2014

Congresswoman Jenkins Votes To Give Businesses Certainty, Stability To Innovate, Create Jobs
    — Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 9, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Deutch Slams GOP Hypocrisy on Federal Deficit
    — Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22] on May 9, 2014

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Apr 9, 2014

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Apr 29, 2014
Ordered Reported

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May 9, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 4438 (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. 4438. 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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