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H.R. 6227 (115th): National Quantum Initiative Act


To provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States.

Sponsor and status

Lamar Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2018
Length: 12 pages
Introduced
Jun 26, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2018.

Law
Pub.L. 115-368
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

EDITORIAL: Congress Contribution to Innovation in National Security
    — Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 19, 2018

Rosen-backed legislation to launch national quantum initiative program passes house
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2018

Mangkhut recovery continues
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Sep 17, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6227 will add $1.1 billion in new spending through 2023.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3143: National Quantum Initiative Act

Ordered Reported on Aug 1, 2018. 74% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3673: Department of Energy Quantum Information Science Research Act

Introduced on Nov 28, 2018. 60% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jun 26, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 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.

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

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Dec 13, 2018
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 17, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 19, 2018
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 21, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6227 (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. 6227. 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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