H.Res. 44: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Federal laboratories have been and continue to be on the cutting edge of scientific and technological advancement and supporting the designation of 2013 as the “Year of the Federal Lab”.

Introduced:
Jan 23, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Chaka Fattah
Representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 23, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 815 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 16, 2012

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 2013
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0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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House Science, Space, and Technology

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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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1/23/2013--Introduced.
Supports the designation of the "Year of the Federal Lab" in celebration of the work and accomplishments of the national network of federal laboratories.
Commits to finding ways of increasing federal investment in the network of such laboratories in order to increase support of federally sponsored research and development.
Encourages the laboratories, the executive branch agencies, and Congress to hold educational and outreach events during the "Year of the Federal Lab" to make the public more aware of the work of such laboratories.

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