H.R. 4568: Cooperative Research and Development Fund Authorization Act of 2016

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Introduced:

Feb 12, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 12, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 12, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Ben Luján

Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To make funds available to the Department of Energy National Laboratories for the Federal share of cooperative research and development agreements that support maturing Laboratory technology and transferring it to the private sector, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Feb 12, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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