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HR 820 - National Competitiveness Act of 1993 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Rick Santorum voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (59-40) - (Key vote)

Title: National Competitiveness Act of 1993

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to bolster technology in American manufacturing, makes provisions regarding the Commerce Department, and provisions for counterintelligence.

Highlights:
  • Increases the number of National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers (Sec. 221).
  • Establishes a Department of Commerce Technology Advisory Board (Sec. 401).
  • Strengthens Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (Sec. 221).
  • Establishes technology loans for businesses owned by economically disadvantaged persons, including women (Sec. 211).
  • Gives specified government officials access to certain “top secret” information about counterintelligence (Sec. 1002).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (243-167) - (Key vote)

Title: National Competitiveness Act of 1993

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to bolster technology in American manufacturing and makes provisions regarding the Commerce Department.

Highlights:
  • Establishes National Technology Outreach Program, providing for communications infrastructure and an information clearinghouse (Sec. 202).
  • Increases the number of National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers (Sec. 212).
  • Establishes a Department of Commerce Technology Advisory Board (Sec. 401).
  • Strengthens Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program (Sec. 212).
  • Establishes technology loans for businesses owned by economically disadvantaged persons, including women (Sec. 336).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: National Competitiveness Act of 1993

Sponsors

  • Itimous Thaddeus 'Tim' Valentine Jr. (NC - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Jim Bacchus (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frederick C. 'Rick' Boucher (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Brown Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Coppersmith (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman DeValois 'Norm' Dicks (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric D. Fingerhut (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Glickman (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jimmy' Hayes (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul B. Henry (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Hughes Sr. (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Robert Inslee (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Johnson (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert C. Klein (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. LaFalce (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • H. Martin Lancaster (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn Lloyd (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald K. Machtley (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave McCurdy (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul McHale (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Y. Mineta (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David Minge (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Bowlby Mollohan (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos J. Moorhead (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph S. Regula (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Ridge (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard N. 'Dick' Swett (NH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray Thornton (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold L. Volkmer (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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