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H.R. 2528: STEM Opportunities Act of 2019

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To direct the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to carry out programs and activities to ensure that Federal science agencies and institutions of higher education receiving Federal research and development funding are fully engaging their entire talent pool, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Eddie Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 30th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019
Length: 44 pages
Introduced
May 7, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 26, 2019

This bill passed in the House on September 26, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Jenniffer Gonzlez aboga por acceso de las minoras en el campo de las ciencias
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 27, 2019

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Supports Passage of Bill Combating Sexual Harassment in STEM
    — Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2019

My Votes – Week of September 23
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Sep 27, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2528 will add $206 million in new spending through 2024.

History

May 7, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 20, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 30, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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 26, 2019
 
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.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2528 is 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.

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