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S. 153 (116th): Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

A bill to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Jan 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 11, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 11, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-115

12 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 6 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio Applauds Administrations Executive Order Mirroring His Proposal to Modernize the Federal Governments Hiring Practices
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Jun 26, 2020

Gardner Announces Push for VA Hospital in Colorado Springs
    — Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO, 2015-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 16, 2020

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - January 31, 2020
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Feb 3, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 153 will add $1 million in new spending through 2024.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 425: Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 25, 2019. 86% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 16, 2019

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Jul 10, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Dec 5, 2019
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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.

Dec 18, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 27, 2020
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 11, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 153 (116th) 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 S. 153. 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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