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S. 737 (116th): Building Blocks of STEM Act

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

Sponsor and status

Jacky Rosen

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Mar 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 24, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 24, 2019.

Pub.L. 116-102

8 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 4 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

In Response to Coronavirus, Rosen Urges Nevadans to Take Precautions, Calls on Senate Leaders to Take Up and Pass Legislation She’s Introduced to Increase Number of Medical Professionals, Access to Medical Care
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Sponsor) on Feb 29, 2020

ICYMI: Capito’s Bipartisan Building Blocks of STEM Act Signed Into Law
    — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito [R-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 2, 2020

Confirming Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] on Oct 26, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 737 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 1665: Building Blocks of STEM Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 23, 2019. 88% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 11, 2019

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May 15, 2019
Ordered Reported

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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 9, 2019
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.

Dec 24, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 737 (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. 737. 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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