H.R. 614: American Discoveries and American Jobs Commission Act of 2013

Feb 12, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Chaka Fattah
Representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
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Feb 12, 2013
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H.R. 2015 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 12, 2013
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3% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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 the Commission on American Discoveries and American Jobs to study and recommend improvements to the Federal funding of research.


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Library of Congress Summary

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American Discoveries and American Jobs Commission Act of 2013 - Establishes the Commission on American Discoveries and American Jobs to study:
(1) the state of technology transfer from federally funded research to the private sector;
(2) the possibilities for the federal government to collect royalties from early research that leads to the commercialization of a profitable product or technology;
(3) the potential adverse consequences of such royalties on technology transfer, commercialization, and economic growth; and
(4) the potential benefits of reinvesting revenues from federal royalties into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and seeding future federally funded research.
Requires submission to Congress of recommendations of specified regulatory and statutory changes.

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