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S. 737: Building Blocks of STEM Act

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A bill to direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jacky Rosen

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Mar 11, 2019

Passed Senate (House next) on Sep 26, 2019

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

The House Majority Leader indicated on Dec 6, 2019 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

89% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rosen Visits Matt Kelly Elementary, Discusses Senate Passage of her Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Bill
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Sponsor) on Oct 7, 2019

Fischer Questions Boeing CEO at Hearing on 737 MAX
    — Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 29, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates new spending due to S. 737 will be negligible.


Mar 11, 2019

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

May 15, 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.

Aug 16, 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.

Sep 26, 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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 29, 2019
Considered by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Dec 6, 2019
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

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Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 737 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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