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H.R. 4376 (115th): Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4376 authorizes appropriations for updates to and construction of major user facilities at the Department of Energy (DOE) national labs. Specifically, the bill requires the Secretary of Energy to provide a facility for Rare Isotope Beams. The bill authorizes $141 million in FY 2018 and no more than $265 million in any fiscal year.

Sponsor and status

Steve Knight

Sponsor. Representative for California's 25th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Nov 13, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 13, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Knight's science innovation bills pass the House
    — Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 29, 2018

SST Committee Approves DOE Research Infrastructure Legislation
    — Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 15, 2017

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - Fostering good relations with China
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Feb 20, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4376 will add $836 million in new spending through 2022.


Nov 13, 2017

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Nov 15, 2017
Ordered Reported

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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

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.

H.R. 4376 (115th) 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 H.R. 4376. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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