The text of the bill below is as of Jul 23, 2018 (Passed the Senate with an Amendment).
Summary of this bill
Source: Republican Policy Committee
H.R. 589 combines seven previously passed science bills to provide policy direction to the Department of Energy on basic science research, nuclear energy research and development, research coordination and a review of existing programs, and important reforms to streamline national laboratory management. Major provisions of the legislation include:
Title I is designed to provide flexibility to modernize our country’s national laboratory system and promote the transfer of federal research to the private sector to improve the public-private partnerships and bring innovative ideas to the marketplace. Title I authorizes a pilot program for ACT agreements to facilitate cooperative research between the national labs and third-party entities, and prioritizes activities ...
In the Senate of the United States,
That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 589) entitled
An Act to establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes., do pass with the following