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HR 5116 - Science and Technology Funding - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (262-150) - (Key vote)

Title: Science and Technology Funding

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes appropriations of $84.22 billion, in addition to authorizations of other unspecified amounts, for science and technology research and development purposes.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes specific appropriations of $43.97 billion for the National Science Foundation, including the following (Sec. 212):
    • $7.48 billion for fiscal year 2010-2011;
    • $8.13 billion for fiscal year 2011-2012;
    • $8.76 billion for fiscal year 2012-2013;
    • $9.44 billion for fiscal year 2013-2014; and
    • $10.16 billion for fiscal year 2014-2015.
  • Authorizes specific appropriations of $30.17 billion for the Department of Energy Office of Science, including the following (Sec. 611):
    • $5.25 billion for fiscal year 2010-2011;
    • $5.61 billion for fiscal year 2011-2012;
    • $6.01 billion for fiscal year 2012-2013;
    • $6.43 billion for fiscal year 2013-2014; and
    • $6.88 billion for fiscal year 2014-2015.
  • Authorizes specific appropriations of $5.38 billion for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including the following (Sec. 402):
    • $991.1 million for fiscal year 2010-2011;
    • $992.4 million for fiscal year 2011-2012;
    • $1.08 billion for fiscal year 2012-2013;
    • $1.13 billion for fiscal year 2013-2014; and
    • $1.19 billion for fiscal year 2014-2015.
  • Authorizes specific appropriations of $3.15 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), including the following (Sec. 622):
    • $300 million for fiscal year 2010-2011;
    • $450 million for fiscal year 2011-2012;
    • $600 million for fiscal year 2012-2013;
    • $800 million for fiscal year 2013-2014; and
    • $1 billion for fiscal year 2014-2015.
  • Authorizes specific appropriations of $860 million for the Energy Innovation Hubs Program, including the following (Sec. 632):
    • $110 million for fiscal year 2010-2011;
    • $135 million for fiscal year 2011-2012;
    • $195 million for fiscal year 2012-2013;
    • $210 million for fiscal year 2013-2014; and
    • $210 million for fiscal year 2014-2015.
  • Authorizes specific appropriations of $500 million for federal loan guarantees for "innovative technologies in manufacturing," including the following (Sec. 502):
    • $100 million for fiscal year 2010-2011;
    • $100 million for fiscal year 2011-2012;
    • $100 million for fiscal year 2012-2013;
    • $100 million for fiscal year 2013-2014; and
    • $100 million for fiscal year 2014-2015.
  • Authorizes specific appropriations of $176 million for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education programs at the Department of Energy, including the following (Sec. 303):
    • $30 million for fiscal year 2010-2011;
    • $32 million for fiscal year 2011-2012;
    • $36 million for fiscal year 2012-2013;
    • $38 million for fiscal year 2013-2014; and
    • $40 million for fiscal year 2014-2015.
  • Establishes the Regional Innovation Program, through which Regional Innovation Cluster Grants may be awarded on a competitive basis for activities related to the formation and development of regional innovation clusters, and authorizes the appropriation of "such sums as are necessary" for each of fiscal years 2010-2011 through 2014-2015 for purposes related to the program (Sec. 503).
  • Defines "regional innovation cluster" as a geographically bounded network of similar, synergistic, or complimentary entities that meet the following criteria (Sec. 503):
    • Are engaged with a particular industry sector;
    • Have "active channels" for business transactions and communication;
    • Share specialized infrastructure, labor markets, and services; and
    • Leverage the region's "unique competitive strengths" to "stimulate innovation and create jobs."
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Science and Technology Funding

Sponsors

  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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