National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act - H.R.6229

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"To authorize the programs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL)
Latest major action: 
House passed H.R.6229 by voice vote, Sept. 25, 2018
Committee Reports: 
Summary of provisions

Selected provisions in the House bill

  • Authorizes funding levels for NIST’s main budget accounts for fiscal year 2019, including a $125 million or 17 percent increase for Scientific and Technical Research and Services (STRS) — the account that funds laboratory programs
  • Provides direction for programs in quantum information science, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and composites research
  • Provides the NIST director with special authority to hire and provide higher compensation to R&D personnel in the areas of cybersecurity, quantum information science, and other national priority areas
Actions on the House bill: 
House passed bill by voice vote
Sept. 25, 2018
House Science Committee approved bill
June 27, 2018
Bill introduced
June 26, 2018