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H.R. 3397: Building Blocks of STEM Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3397 directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award grants to higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations to study factors that contribute to participation in science, technology, engineering, and math education by young girls, and develop and evaluate methods to increase young girls’ participation in computer science. The bill also would modify the eligibility and selection criteria of NSF’s Discovery Research PreK-12 and Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship programs.

Sponsor and status

Jacky Rosen

Sponsor. Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018
Length: 11 pages

Jul 25, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 13, 2018

This bill passed in the House on February 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


31% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 25, 2017

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Nov 15, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Feb 9, 2018
On House Schedule

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Feb 13, 2018
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.

Feb 13, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 3397 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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