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H.R. 4609: National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act of 2021

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To reauthorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Haley Stevens

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2022
Length: 88 pages
Jul 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

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H.R. 4346: CHIPS Act of 2022 / Research and Development, Competition, and Innovation Act / Supreme Court Security Funding Act of 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 9, 2022. (compare text)

16 Cosponsors (11 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Haley Stevens Celebrates House Passage of the America COMPETES Act of 2022
    — Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI11] (Sponsor) on Feb 4, 2022

House Science Committee Adopts Poseys Amendment to Promote Transparency and Openness
    — Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 27, 2021

Crist Amendment Secures $22 Million to Investigate Surfside Condo Collapse
    — Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13, 2017-2022] on Jul 27, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4609 will add $7 billion in new spending through 2031.


Jul 21, 2021

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Jul 27, 2021
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Feb 18, 2022
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H.R. 4609 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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