House Bill 4521
117th Congress(2021-2022)
United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021
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Passed Senate on Mar 28, 2022
Overview
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Introduced
Jul 19, 2021
Latest Action
May 5, 2022
Origin Chamber
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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
4521
Congress
117
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 (4)
Senate Votes (18)
Passed
March 31, 2022
Type
Vote On House Agreeing To The Senate Action
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Summary

Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021

This bill directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to implement a National Engineering Biology Research and Development Initiative to advance societal well-being, national security, sustainability, and economic productivity and competitiveness. Among other activities, the initiative must include sustained support for research centers, individual investigators, technologies, and training.

The initiative shall include outreach to primarily undergraduate and minority-serving institutions about initiative opportunities, and shall encourage the development of research collaborations between research-intensive universities and such institutions.

The OSTP shall designate an interagency committee to coordinate initiative activities as appropriate.

The interagency committee shall submit triennial reports to Congress through FY2028 in support of the initiative.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) shall seek to enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a review of, and make recommendations with respect to, the ethical, legal, environmental, safety, security, and other appropriate societal issues related to engineering biology research and development.

The NSF, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Health and Human Services shall carry out related activities as part of the initiative.

Text (5)
February 28, 2022
February 4, 2022
January 28, 2022
July 19, 2021