Week ending January 13, 2017
H.R.255 – To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.
To the end of accomplishing the bill’s title the National Science Foundation is authorized to support entrepreneurial programs for women.
The bill is based on findings that women make up about 50% of the workforce but less than 25% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and that a low number of women who attain degrees in STEM areas work in STEM jobs.
The National Science Foundation is encouraged to promote entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women and to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world.
(Full text of H.R. 4742 at congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep Esty, Elizabeth H. [CT-5] (introduced 3/15/2016) Cosponsors (5)
Status: Passed House / Passed Senate /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to as H R 4742by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 – 4 (Roll no. 133).
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to recommit:
Text of the motion:
On Passage: Agreed to by voice vote.
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers:
Regulatory and Other Impact:
Dynamic Scoring: Not applicable to this bill.
Duplication of programs:
Advisory Committee Statement:
Constitutional Authority: By Ms. ESTY:
Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant
to the following:
article I, section 8, clause 18 of the Constitution.
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