H.R. 1637: Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015


Mar 25, 2015


Passed House on Jun 23, 2015

This bill passed in the House on June 23, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


John Ratcliffe

Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2015
Length: 3 pages


11% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To require annual reports on the activities and accomplishments of federally funded research and development centers within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


The Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit an annual report to Congress on the activities and accomplishments of all of its federally funded research. DHS has a Science and Technology division which does research on technologies that may have security benefits. For example, at the National Bio- ...

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Mar 25, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 20, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jun 23, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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