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H.R. 206: Encouraging Small Business Innovation Act

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To amend the small business laws to create certain requirements with respect to the SBIR and STTR program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Harley Rouda

Sponsor. Representative for California's 48th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 14, 2019

This bill passed in the House on January 14, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Representative Harley Rouda's Research and Development Bill Passes the House Unanimously
    — Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA48] (Sponsor) on Jan 14, 2019

Rep. Bera Health Care Bills Endorsed by New Democrat Coalition
    — Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7] on Feb 7, 2020

New Democrat Coalition Health Care Task Force Statement on House Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act
    — Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ9] on Jun 29, 2020

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Jan 3, 2019

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Jan 14, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 206 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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