21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities Act - H.R.1591 / S.1299

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to local educational agencies to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields."
Primary sponsors: 
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) / Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Latest major action: 
S.1299 introduced on 05/02/2019
Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Requires the Department of Education to create a grant program to support STEM education¬†activities for girls and underrepresented minorities at elementary and secondary schools
  • Recommends the program receive $10 million annually from fiscal year 2020 to 2023
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
Bill introduced
03/07/2019
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
05/02/2019