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S. 771 (114th): Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015

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A bill to emphasize manufacturing in engineering programs by directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in coordination with other appropriate Federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation, to designate United States manufacturing universities.

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Sponsor and status

Chris Coons

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Delaware. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Length: 11 pages
Mar 18, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 18, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Bipartisan bill from Senators Coons, Ayotte, Graham, Gillibrand supporting manufacturing education will become law
    — Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE] (Sponsor) on Dec 8, 2016

On National Manufacturing Day, Gillibrand & Higgins Cut Ribbon, Tour New Stem Learning Lab; Push for New Legislation to Boost Advanced Manufacturing
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 2, 2015

On National Manufacturing Day, Senator Gillibrand Tours Defelsko Corp; Pushes for New Legislation to Boost Advanced Manufacturing & Workforce Development
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 2, 2015

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Mar 18, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 771 (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. 771. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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