Week ending December 22, 2017
H.R.4254 – Women in Aerospace Education Act
“HR 4254 amends the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage eligible entities that administer a fellowship program using grant funds awarded on or after October 1, 2018, under the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to include in such fellowship program opportunities for the placement of fellows in research or education internship opportunities at national laboratories and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers. The NSF may give priority to proposals for placements that provide female fellows with research experience in aerospace engineering and related fields in which women are underrepresented.
“By October 1, 2018, NASA must institute a process to prioritize the promotion and recruitment of qualified candidates who are women or individuals who are historically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science for internships and fellowships that are relevant to the aerospace sector and related fields.” – crs
‘Not later than October 1, 2018, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (in this section referred to as “NASA”) shall institute a process to prioritize the promotion and recruitment of qualified candidates who are women or individuals who are historically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and computer science for internships and fellowships at NASA with relevance to the aerospace sector and related fields.’
(Full text of H.R. 4254 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] (Introduced 11/06/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 17 (Roll no. 690).
Motion to recommit:
Text of the motion:
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: CBO expects that implementing H.R. 4254 could lead to a small increase in the administrative work of the NSF and NASA to modify program requirements and to ensure compliance. Using information from those agencies, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost less than $500,000 over the 2018-2022 period; any such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Enacting H.R. 4254 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply
Dynamic Scoring: CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4254 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 4254 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: Data not available
Duplication of programs: Data not available
Direct Rule-Making: Data not available
Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available
Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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