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S. 3084 (114th): American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act ("AICA") is a United States federal law enacted in 2017.

The act updated instructions to the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to conduct and support research on cybersecurity and cryptography. It created a Director of Security at NIST. It revised the program requirements on the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program which coordinates advanced computer research across U.S. government agencies. It assigned to the Office of Management and Budget a responsibility to create an interagency working group to reduce administrative burdens on federally-funded researchers.

The act authorizes creation of an interagency advisory panel and working groups to consider education for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The act supports the coordination of …

Sponsor and status

Cory Gardner

Sponsor. Senator for Colorado. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2016
Length: 70 pages
Jun 22, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 6, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 6, 2017.

Pub.L. 114-329

3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Commerce Committee Approves Gardner-Peters Bill to Keep America Competitive
    — Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO, 2015-2020] (Sponsor) on Jun 29, 2016

American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Heads to Full Senate
    — Sen. John Thune [R-SD] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 29, 2016

Lipinski Praises Congressional Passage of Bill to Boost American Innovation and Competitiveness, Create Jobs
    — Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3, 2005-2020] on Dec 16, 2016

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 6490: American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

Introduced on Dec 8, 2016. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 5312: Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Modernization Act of 2016

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 13, 2016. 50% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6414: Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2016

Introduced on Nov 30, 2016. 68% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2113: Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2015

Introduced on Sep 30, 2015. 48% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2926: Science Prize Competitions Act of 2016

Introduced on May 12, 2016. 68% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1162: Science Prize Competitions Act

Passed House (Senate next) on May 19, 2015. 62% incorporated. (compare text)


Jun 22, 2016

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Jun 29, 2016
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 1, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 10, 2016
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Dec 16, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 6, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3084 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3084. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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