House Bill 3593
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Department of Energy Science for the Future Act
Passed House on Jun 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 12, 2021
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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.
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House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
June 28, 2021
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes

Department of Energy Science for the Future Act

This bill supports specified research and development activities of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.

The bill establishes various programs, including

  • a basic energy sciences research and development program;
  • a biological systems science and climate and environmental science research and development program;
  • earth and environmental systems science research;
  • a coastal zone research initiative;
  • a Quantum User Expansion for Science and Technology program or QUEST program;
  • a collaborative research and development program of fusion energy technologies;
  • a research program on the fundamental constituents of matter and energy and the nature of space and time;
  • a high energy physics research program;
  • research activities on the nature of the primary contents of the universe, including the nature of dark energy and dark matter;
  • a research program to discover and understand various forms of nuclear matter; and
  • a high intensity laser research initiative.

The DOE Office of Science shall continue to leverage U.S. participation in the Large Hadron Collider and prioritize expanding international partnerships and investments in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

The bill requires DOE to expand opportunities to increase the number, diversity, equity, and inclusion of highly skilled science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals working in DOE.

Text (4)
July 12, 2021
June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021
Actions (15)
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 351 - 68 (Roll no. 187). (text: CR H3206-3218)
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 351 - 68 (Roll no. 187).(text: CR H3206-3218)
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3223-3224)
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3593.
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3206-3220)
Ms. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 50.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 117-72.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 29, 2021 7:12:15 AM
Record Updated
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