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H.R. 1709 (116th): Scientific Integrity Act

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To amend the America COMPETES Act to establish certain scientific integrity policies for Federal agencies that fund, conduct, or oversee scientific research, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Paul Tonko

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Length: 15 pages
Introduced
Mar 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 17, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Cosponsors

232 Cosponsors (228 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Tonko Slams Trump Administration for Flouting Scientific Standards in COVID-19 Crisis
    — Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] (Sponsor) on Oct 27, 2020

Rep. Stevens to Convene Subcommittee Hearing to Review Scientific Integrity in Federal Agencies
    — Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 16, 2019

Eight Tonko Bills Advance in House Energy Package
    — Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] (Sponsor) on Sep 24, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1709 will add $5 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Mar 13, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 17, 2019
 
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H.R. 1709 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1709. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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