Senate Bill 3996
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A bill to amend the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1979, relating to the conduct of knowledge diplomacy.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 18, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 18, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 18, 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
3996
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Ohio
Florida
Indiana
Missouri
Delaware
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Delaware
West Virginia
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This bill modifies U.S. policy and establishes requirements with respect to knowledge diplomacy (i.e., the role of international science and technology agreements in foreign relations).

Specifically, the bill declares it to be U.S. policy that federally supported international science and technology agreements should serve U.S. national security and economic interests.

Further, it requires the Department of State to (1) identify vulnerabilities in international cooperation that may place federally funded research at risk, (2) strengthen the security and integrity of U.S. scientific and research collaborations with foreign partners, and (3) encourage the international scientific community to adopt and adhere to U.S. scientific values.

The bill also requires the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to submit a biennial report on compliance with U.S. policy across such science and technology agreements.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/18/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
06/18/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 19, 2020 4:42:09 AM
Updated
Nov 13, 2020 6:07:59 AM