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H.R. 144: Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act

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To forestall the loss of research talent by establishing a temporary early career research fellowship program.

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Sponsor and status

Eddie Johnson

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

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Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Jan 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Ordered Reported on Mar 9, 2021

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29 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 11 Republicans)

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

chairwoman Johnson and ranking member lucas pass legislation to strengthen u.s. stem workforce
    — Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX30] (Sponsor) on May 18, 2021

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Amendment to Promote Diversity in STEM Careers Passes House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
    — Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 9, 2021

Committee Adopts Posey Amendments to Strengthen Research Opportunities for COVID Affected Americans
    — Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] on Mar 9, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 144 will add $500 million in new spending through 2031.


Jan 4, 2021

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Mar 9, 2021
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Apr 14, 2021
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May 14, 2021
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May 18, 2021
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