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S. 1260: United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021

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A bill to establish a new Directorate for Technology and Innovation in the National Science Foundation, to establish a regional technology hub program, to require a strategy and report on economic security, science, research, innovation, manufacturing, and job creation, to establish a critical supply chain resiliency program, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Length: 2376 pages
Apr 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate (House next) on Jun 8, 2021

This bill passed in the Senate on June 8, 2021 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


13 Cosponsors (7 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: S.1260 – Endless Frontier Act (May 17, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Robs Rundown: Week of June 7 June 11, 2021
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 11, 2021

Rubio, Risch, Menendez, Warner Call on POTUS to Pursue Investigation into COVID Origins
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] on Jul 28, 2021

Risch, Crapo on Final Passage of China Legislation
    — Sen. James Risch [R-ID] on Jun 8, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 1260 will add $244.5 billion in new spending through 2031.


Apr 20, 2021

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

Apr 28, 2021
Considered by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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

May 12, 2021
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.

Jun 8, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

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Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1260 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1260. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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