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H.R. 9334 (117th): Quantum in Practice Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 2022 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

H. R. 9334


November 17, 2022

(for himself, Mr. Ellzey, Mrs. Kim of California, and Mr. Lucas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology


To amend the National Quantum Initiative Act to make certain additions relating to quantum modeling and simulation, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Quantum in Practice Act.



Congress finds the following:


Quantum computing has the potential to spur advancements in molecular modeling and simulation that will benefit Americans.


Quantum molecular simulations and modeling will enable scientists to study chemical elements and reactions with accuracy and speed that is far beyond the abilities of existing supercomputers.


Advances in molecular simulations and modeling would give researchers tools that could lead to breakthroughs across industries and sectors, including—


modeling the nitrogen fixation process utilized by bacteria, which could be used to develop synthetic fertilizers without the high energy and material costs of current methods, creating the next generation of fertilizers;


creating more effective medications and reducing harmful interactions or side effects;


developing new materials to increase energy storage capacity and create more powerful battery technologies;


developing lighter, stronger metals;


creating materials for more durable protective gear for law enforcement and military; and


developing new types of superconductors.


Quantum modeling and simulation


Definition of quantum information science

Section 2(6) of the National Quantum Initiative Act (15 U.S.C. 8801(6)) is amended by inserting modeling, simulation, after computing.


Quantum information science research program

Section 401(b)(3) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 8851(b)(3)) is amended—


in subparagraph (F), by striking and;


in subparagraph (G), by inserting and at the end; and


by adding at the end the following:


quantum molecular modeling or simulation;