Ocean Science Legislation 2018-12-07T16:08:00+00:00

Ocean Science Legislation

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Bill NumberHR589
Original SponsorRep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]
Bill TitleDepartment of Energy Research and Innovation Act
Policy IssueEnergy and Mineral Resources
Description Summary

* A bill to establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, and for other purposes.
* The bill includes the first comprehensive authorization of the Office of Science which will manage 10 national labs and is the country's largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences.
* Marine renewables are found in the Department of Energy.

Date Introduced1/20/2017
Actions01/20/2017: Introduced in House. <br /> 01/24/2017: Passed/agreed to in House: Agreed to by voice vote.<br /> 01/30/2017: Received in the Senate. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.<br /> 03/08/2018: Ordered to be reported.<br /> 05/09/2018: Report submitted No. 115-242.<br /> 07/23/2018: Passed the Senate with amendment.<br /> 09/13/2018: Movement to suspend rules and agree to Senate amendment. Passed House. <br /> 09/18/2018: Presented to President<br /> 09/28/2018: Signed by President. Became Public Law No: 115-246.
Date of Action1/24/2017
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