Senate Bill 881
116th Congress(2019-2020)
PROSWIFT Act
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-181 on Oct 21, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 26, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 21, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
881
Congress
116
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Michigan
Colorado
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
Passed
July 27, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S4509-4512)
Summary

Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act

This bill sets forth provisions concerning improving the ability of the United States to forecast space weather events and mitigate the effects of space weather.

The bill provides statutory authority for the National Science and Technology Council's Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation Working Group, which coordinates executive branch efforts to understand, prepare, coordinate, and plan for space weather.

The bill directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Air Force, Navy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Geological Survey, National Security Council, and Federal Aviation Administration to carry out specified space weather activities.

Text (4)
Amendments (1)
Jul 27, 2020
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2498
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Actions (20)
10/21/2020
Became Public Law No: 116-181.
10/21/2020
Signed by President.
10/09/2020
Presented to President.
09/16/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/16/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4455-4458)
09/16/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
09/16/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 881.
09/16/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4455-4463)
09/16/2020
Mr. Perlmutter moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
07/29/2020
Held at the desk.
07/29/2020
Received in the House.
07/28/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
07/27/2020
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S4509-4512)
07/27/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S4509-4512)
07/27/2020
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4512-4513)
12/11/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 322.
12/11/2019
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker without amendment. With written report No. 116-171.
04/03/2019
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
03/26/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
03/26/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 27, 2019 4:42:08 AM
Record Updated
Apr 6, 2022 4:29:28 PM