Building Blocks of STEM Act - H.R.1665 / S.737

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood."
Primary sponsors: 
Reps. Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Jim Baird (R-IN) / Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
Committee Reports: 
Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Directs the National Science Foundation to “consider the age distribution” of STEM education R&D projects it funds to improve its focus on early childhood education
  • Provides examples of ways that NSF can use its grant programs to support STEM education activities for K-12 female students
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
House passed bill by voice vote
07/23/2019
Bill introduced
03/11/2019
Actions on the Senate bill: 
President signed bill into law
12/24/2019
House passed bill by voice vote
12/09/2019
Senate passed amended bill by voice vote
09/26/2019
Senate Commerce Committee approved bill
05/15/2019
Bill introduced
03/11/2019