March 16, 1994(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.
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: 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.