Industries of the Future Act - H.R.6145 / S.3191

Overview
Purpose
"To increase the capacity of research and development programs of the Federal Government that focus on industries of the future, and for other purposes."
Primary Sponsors
Reps. Jim Baird (R-IN) and Bill Foster (D-IL) / Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Actions
Actions on the House bill
Bill introduced
03/09/2020
Actions on the Senate bill
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee passed amended bill
03/11/2020
Bill introduced
01/14/2020
Status update

S.3191 included as part of the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Relevant FYI Bulletins

The White House’s latest annual R&D funding priorities memorandum includes a new emphasis on public health security and innovation, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, and prioritizes R&D to advance "Industries of the Future" for the third year in a row.

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has recommended detailed actions to spur “Industries of the Future,” meet national STEM workforce needs, and better leverage national labs within the U.S. research enterprise.

New policy proposals circulating in Congress and floated on the campaign trail suggest that politicians in both parties have an appetite for significantly increasing federal R&D spending.