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H.R. 255: Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 255, now P.L. 115-6, authorizes the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage its existing entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world.

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Esty

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
Length: 2 pages

Jan 4, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019


Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 28, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 28, 2017.


Pub.L. 115-6

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 83: Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act

Introduced on Jan 10, 2017. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 4, 2017

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

Jan 10, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

Jan 24, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Feb 1, 2017
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Feb 14, 2017
Passed Senate

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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 28, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 255 is 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.

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