STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act - H.R.4375

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To provide for a study on broadening participation in certain National Science Foundation research and education programs, to collect data on Federal research grants to science agencies, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Latest major action: 
House passed H.R.4375 on a vote of 376 to 9, Dec. 18, 2017
Committee Reports: 
Summary of provisions
  • Directs NSF to submit a report to Congress on the effectiveness of its programs for broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
  • Requires federal agencies with R&D budgets over $100 million to annually submit demographic and funding outcome data to NSF about all R&D grant applicants.
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
House passed bill on a vote of 376 to 9
Dec. 18, 2017
House Science Committee approved bill
Nov. 15, 2017
Bill introduced
Nov. 13, 2017