H.R. 1806: America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015

To provide for technological innovation through the prioritization of Federal investment in basic research, fundamental scientific discovery, and development to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 15, 2015

Status:

Passed House on May 20, 2015

This bill passed in the House on May 20, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 21, 2015
Length: 203 pages

Prognosis:

17% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Apr 15, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 22, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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May 20, 2015
 
Passed House

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

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1806 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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