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H.R. 6368 (115th): Encouraging Small Business Innovators

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6368 encourages federal government research and development small business allocations, to encourage Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer participants to serve as mentors under the Small Business Administration’s mentor-protégé program, and to promote the use of interagency contracts.

The bill updates the definition of “research and development” in the Small Business Act under the SBIR and STTR programs to include the words “test” and “evaluation.” Linguistic changes occur throughout our society, including within the day to day operations of our government. While not initially associated with R&D, the terms “test” and “evaluation” are commonly utilized within the Department of Defense as core R&D functions. The bill simply updates the terms in the Small Business Act to coincide with the updated lexicon currently in use.

Additionally, the …

Sponsor and status

Adriano Espaillat

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jul 13, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of September 24, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Sep 24, 2018

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R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6368 will add $1 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Jul 13, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jul 18, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 20, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Small Business

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.

Sep 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 6368 (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. 6368. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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