H.R.4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

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H.R.4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act


Under HR 4323 the Director of the National Science Foundation shall, through the research and education activities of the Foundation, encourage veterans to study and pursue careers in STEM and computer science, in coordination with other Federal agencies that serve veterans.

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director shall submit to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a plan for how the Foundation can enhance its outreach efforts to veterans. Such plan shall—

(1) report on the Foundation’s existing outreach activities;

(2) identify the best method for the Foundation to leverage existing authorities and programs to facilitate and support veterans in STEM careers and studies, including teaching programs; and

(3) identify a method for the Foundation to track veteran participation in research and education programs of the Foundation, and describe any barriers to collecting such information.

The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall establish a subcommittee under the Committee on STEM Education of the National Science and Technology Council (established under section 101 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010) to coordinate Federal programs and policies for transitioning and training veterans and military spouses for STEM careers.

(Full text of H.R. 4323 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 11/09/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 1 (Roll no. 693).

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Using information from the NSF and OSTP, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $1 million over the 2018-2022 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Most of those costs would be for OSTP personnel to manage additional subcommittee activities and to prepare the strategic plan.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting H.R. 4323 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4323 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. 4323 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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