H.R. 5116 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

Science, technology, communications. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
To invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
20 proposed amendments. 15 accepted. 1 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on December 17, 2010.

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010

H.R. 5116 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
To invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • Department of Energy Office of Science Authorization Act of 2010
  • Energy Innovation Hubs Authorization Act of 2010
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Authorization Act of 2010
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2010
  • National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2010
  • Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2010
  • STEM Education Coordination Act of 2010
  • America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • Cooperative Research and Development Fund Authorization Act of 2010
  • Department of Energy Office of Science Authorization Act of 2010
  • Energy Innovation Hubs Authorization Act of 2010
  • Generating Extraordinary New Innovations in the United States Act of 2010
  • Green Energy Education Act of 2010
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Authorization Act of 2010
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2010
  • National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2010
  • Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2010
  • STEM Education Coordination Act of 2010
  • America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • Cooperative Research and Development Fund Authorization Act of 2010
  • Department of Energy Office of Science Authorization Act of 2010
  • Energy Innovation Hubs Authorization Act of 2010
  • Generating Extraordinary New Innovations in the United States Act of 2010
  • Green Energy Education Act of 2010
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Authorization Act of 2010
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2010
  • National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2010
  • Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2010
  • STEM Education Coordination Act of 2010
  • America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Authorization Act of 2010
  • National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2010
  • NIST Grants for Energy Efficiency, New Job Opportunities, and Business Solutions Act of 2010
  • NIST GREEN JOBS Act of 2010
Sponsor
Barton Gordon
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Advanced technology and technological innovations
  • Advisory bodies
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheric science and weather
  • Building construction
  • Business investment and capital
  • Climate change
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Computers and information technology
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Energy
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Ecology
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy research
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • General science and technology matters
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Higher education
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine pollution
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nuclear power
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Science and engineering education
  • Small business
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • Space flight and exploration
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Technology transfer and commercialization
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
  • Women's employment
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Major Actions
Introduced4/22/2010
Referred to Committee
Amendments (20 proposed)
Passed House5/28/2010
Passed Senate12/17/2010
Passed House12/21/2010
Signed by President1/04/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseAmendment 1 to H.R. 51165/12/2010This amendment PASSED the House
417 voted YES 6 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 3 to H.R. 51165/12/2010This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
163 voted YES 258 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 6 to H.R. 51165/12/2010This amendment PASSED the House
254 voted YES 173 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 7 to H.R. 51165/12/2010This amendment PASSED the House
250 voted YES 174 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 8 to H.R. 51165/12/2010This amendment PASSED the House
413 voted YES 10 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Gordon (TN) amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.5/12/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Gordon (TN) amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.5/12/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Gingrey (GA) amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.5/12/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseAmendment 11 to H.R. 51165/13/2010This amendment PASSED the House
248 voted YES 171 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 13 to H.R. 51165/13/2010This amendment PASSED the House
419 voted YES 0 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 15 to H.R. 51165/13/2010This amendment PASSED the House
419 voted YES 0 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/13/2010This motion PASSED the House
292 voted YES 126 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Chu amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.5/13/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Kratovil amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.5/13/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Salazar amendment (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.5/13/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Schock amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.5/13/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseFirst Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Strike Section 228: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/28/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the House
175 voted YES 243 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseSecond Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Strike Sections 406(b) and (c): H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/28/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the House
163 voted YES 244 voted NO 24 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseSixth Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Amend Section 702: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/28/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the House
197 voted YES 215 voted NO 19 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseSeventh Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Add a Section 704: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/28/2010This motion PASSED the House
409 voted YES 0 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseEighth Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Add a Section 705: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/28/2010This motion PASSED the House
348 voted YES 68 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseNinth Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Add a Section 706: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/28/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the House
181 voted YES 234 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act5/28/2010This bill PASSED the House
262 voted YES 150 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.12/17/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 4843 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/17/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act12/21/2010This bill PASSED the House
228 voted YES 130 voted NO 75 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/22/2010
4/22/2010Referred to the Committee on Science and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
4/22/2010Referred to House Science and Technology
4/22/2010Referred to House Education and Labor
4/28/2010Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
5/07/2010Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science and Technology. H. Rept. 111-478, Part I.
5/07/2010Committee on Education and Labor discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar5/07/2010Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271.
5/11/2010Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1344 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5116 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.
5/12/2010Rule H. Res. 1344 passed House.
5/12/2010Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1344.
5/12/2010Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5116 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in the bill modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution.
5/12/2010House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 1344 and Rule XVIII.
5/12/2010The Speaker designated the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
5/12/2010GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5116.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Gordon amendment number 1.
5/12/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gordon (TN) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gordon (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gordon amendments en bloc number 1.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hall (TX) amendment number 6.
5/12/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hall (TX) amendment number 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hall (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gordon (TN) amendment number 7.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gordon (TN) amendment number 8.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Markey (MA) amendment number 10.
5/12/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Markey (MA) amendment number 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hall (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the George Miller amendment number 12.
5/12/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the George Miller amendment number 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hall (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reyes amendment number 13.
5/12/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Reyes amendment number 13, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Reyes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gordon (TN) amendments en bloc.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gingrey (GA) amendment number 21.
5/12/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boccieri amendment number 34.
5/12/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Boccieri amendment number 34, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hall (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/12/2010UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendmentments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
5/12/2010Mr. Gordon (TN) moved that the committee rise.
5/12/2010On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
5/12/2010Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5116 as unfinished business.
select this voteVote5/12/2010Amendment 1 to H.R. 5116
select this voteVote5/12/2010Amendment 3 to H.R. 5116
select this voteVote5/12/2010Amendment 6 to H.R. 5116
select this voteVote5/12/2010Amendment 7 to H.R. 5116
select this voteVote5/12/2010Amendment 8 to H.R. 5116
5/12/2010Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Gordon (TN).
5/12/2010Amendments en bloc (A002) offered by Mr. Gordon (TN).
5/12/2010On agreeing to the Gordon (TN) amendments (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/12/2010Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Hall (TX).
5/12/2010Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Gordon (TN).
select this voteVote5/12/2010On agreeing to the Gordon (TN) amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/12/2010Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Gordon (TN).
select this voteVote5/12/2010On agreeing to the Gordon (TN) amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/12/2010Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Markey (MA).
5/12/2010Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Miller, George.
5/12/2010Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Reyes. (consideration: CR 3400-3401, H3408-3409; text: CR H3400)
5/12/2010Amendments en bloc (A009) offered by Mr. Gordon (TN).
5/12/2010On agreeing to the Gordon (TN) amendments (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/12/2010Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Gingrey (GA).
select this voteVote5/12/2010On agreeing to the Gingrey (GA) amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/12/2010Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Boccieri.
5/13/2010Considered as unfinished business.
5/13/2010The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
5/13/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chu amendment number 36.
5/13/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Halvorson amendment number 38.
5/13/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Halvorson amendment number 38, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Halvorson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/13/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kratovil amendment number 44.
5/13/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment number 50.
5/13/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment number 50, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
5/13/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on Salazar amendment number 51.
5/13/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on Schock amendment number 52.
5/13/2010DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1344, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Gordon (TN) amendments en bloc.
5/13/2010DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hall (TX) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back the House forthwith with amendments to strike various provisions in the bill and insert additional sections.
5/13/2010UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the question of amendments which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
5/13/2010The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5116.
5/13/2010The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
5/13/2010The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR 5/12/2010 H3364-3389)
5/13/2010Mr. Hall (TX) moved to recommit with instructions to Science and Technology.
5/13/2010The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
5/13/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further proceedings on H.R. 5116 are postponed.
select this voteVote5/13/2010Amendment 11 to H.R. 5116
select this voteVote5/13/2010Amendment 13 to H.R. 5116
select this voteVote5/13/2010Amendment 15 to H.R. 5116
select this voteVote5/13/2010On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
5/13/2010Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Chu.
select this voteVote5/13/2010On agreeing to the Chu amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/13/2010Amendment (A013) offered by Mrs. Halvorson.
5/13/2010Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Kratovil.
select this voteVote5/13/2010On agreeing to the Kratovil amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/13/2010Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Flake.
5/13/2010Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Salazar.
select this voteVote5/13/2010On agreeing to the Salazar amendment (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/13/2010Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Schock.
select this voteVote5/13/2010On agreeing to the Schock amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/13/2010Amendments en bloc (A018) offered by Mr. Gordon (TN).
5/13/2010On agreeing to the Gordon (TN) amendments (A018) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/28/2010Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5/28/2010Considered as unfinished business.
5/28/2010The Chair announced the unfinished business was the resumption of proceedings on H.R. 5116. At the time when proceedings had been postponed on May 13, 2010, the motion to recommit with instructions had been adopted and pursuant to the instructions contained in the motion, the amendment required to be reported back to the House had not yet been submitted. Pursuant to the instructions contained in the motion, the Chair recognized Mr. Gordon for the purpose of offering the amendment.
5/28/2010Mr. Gordon of Tennessee demanded the question of adoption on the amendment be divided into each 9 of its components. The Chair announced that the question would be divided and began putting the question of adoption on each portion.
select this voteVote5/28/2010First Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Strike Section 228: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
select this voteVote5/28/2010Second Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Strike Sections 406(b) and (c): H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
select this voteVote5/28/2010Sixth Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Amend Section 702: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
select this voteVote5/28/2010Seventh Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Add a Section 704: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
select this voteVote5/28/2010Eighth Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Add a Section 705: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
select this voteVote5/28/2010Ninth Portion of the Divided Question, Proposing to Add a Section 706: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage5/28/2010On Passage - House - H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
5/28/2010Amendment (A019) offered by Mr. Gordon (TN).
5/28/2010On agreeing to third portion of the divided question, proposing to strike section 502 (A019) Failed by voice vote.
5/28/2010On agreeing to fourth portion of the divided question, proposing to strike section 503 (A019) Failed by voice vote.
5/28/2010On agreeing to fifth portion of the divided question, proposing to strike subtitle C of title VI (A019) Failed by voice vote.
6/09/2010Received in the Senate.
6/29/2010Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
12/17/2010Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
12/17/2010Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/17/2010Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/17/2010Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/17/2010Amendment SA 4843 proposed by Senator Bingaman for Senator Rockefeller.
select this voteVote12/17/2010Amendment SA 4843 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Presented to President12/21/2010Cleared for White House.
12/21/2010Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1781 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5116, H.R. 2751 and H.R. 5142. Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 5116, consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 2751, and consideration of the Senate amendment H.R. 2142
12/21/2010Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1781, the Chair recognized Mr. Gordon (TN) for a motion.
12/21/2010Mr. Gordon (TN) moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment.
12/21/2010DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5116.
12/21/2010DEBATE - The House continued with further debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5116.
12/21/2010The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/21/2010POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5116, the Chair announced that pursuant to the order of December 21, 2010, further proceedings on the motion would be postponed until a time to be announced.
12/21/2010Considered as unfinished business.
12/21/2010Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage12/21/2010On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 5116 America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
Presented to President12/28/2010Presented to President.
Signed1/04/2011Signed by President.
Enacted1/04/2011Became Public Law No: 111-358.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 636Gordon, Barton [D-TN6]May 12, 2010Passed by roll call vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment makes technical and clarifying changes to the bill. Amendment also amends Section 243 ("Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program") and Section 702 ("Persons with Disabilities"), and add new Sections 412 ("Report On the Use of Modeling and Simulation") and Section 704 ("Budgetary Effects"), Section 705 ("Limitation"), and Section 706 ("Prohibition on Lobbying"), among other changes.

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H. Amdt. 637Gordon, Barton [D-TN6]May 12, 2010Offered on May 11, 2010.

Amendments en bloc consist of amendments numbered 3, 4, 5, 11, 18, 19, 20, 25, 27, 39 and 47 printed in Part B of House Report 111-479.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 638Hall, Ralph [R-TX4]May 12, 2010Failed by roll call vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment sought to strike Title V which contains the Innovation provisions of the bill.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 639Gordon, Barton [D-TN6]May 12, 2010Passed by voice vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment ensures that biomass technology systems and related courses are included in the list of fields that would be encompassed by the energy systems science and engineering education programs.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 640Gordon, Barton [D-TN6]May 12, 2010Passed by voice vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment ensures that students enrolled in two-year, certificate, associate, or baccalaureate programs are eligible for STEM programs. The amendment calls for a report of agency approaches to increase minority participation in STEM careers.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 641Markey, Edward [D-MA]May 12, 2010Passed by roll call vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment establishes a program to support the development and commercial application of clean energy technologies through a Clean Energy Consortium selected competitively by the Secretary of Energy. The Consortium would be regionally based and include research universities, national labs, industry, and other state and nongovernmental organizations with research or technology transfer expertise in clean energy technology. The Consortium would have a technology focus to which at least 50 percent of support would be directed. The grant to establish and operate the Consortium is for an amount not more than $10,000,000 per year and is for a period not to exceed 3 years.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 642Miller, George [D-CA11]May 12, 2010Passed by roll call vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment requires public institutions of higher education, with respect to employees who are represented by labor organizations and who work on activities or programs supported by this Act, to maintain a policy to respond to union information requests, for information to which the union is legally entitled, on a timely basis in order to be eligible to receive facilities and administrative costs provided by any of the funding sources authorized by this Act. Failure to comply with such a policy results in suspension of payments to the institution for facilities and administrative costs until compliance is achieved.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 643Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX16]May 12, 2010Passed by roll call vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment requires the STEM coordinating committee under OSTP to describe the approaches that will be taken by each agency to conduct outreach designed to promote widespread public understanding of career opportunities in the STEM fields. The amendment also requires the establishment and maintenance of a publicly accessible online database of all federally sponsored STEM education programs.

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H. Amdt. 644Gordon, Barton [D-TN6]May 12, 2010Offered on May 11, 2010.

Amendments en bloc consist of amendments numbered 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 35, 42, 43, 49, 23, 24, 46, 48, and 9 printed in part B of House Report 111-479.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 645Gingrey, Phil [R-GA11]May 12, 2010Passed by voice vote on May 12, 2010.

Amendment directs the National Science Foundation to establish the Green Chemistry Basic Research and Development program and provide merit-based grants to support green chemistry applications. Green chemistry is chemistry that involves the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, and it focuses on preventing pollution and waste from forming in the first place.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 646Boccieri, John [D-OH16]May 12, 2010Passed by roll call vote on May 13, 2010.

Amendment increases the authorization level for funding for Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies in Manufacturing from $50 million to $100 million.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 647Chu, Judy [D-CA27]May 13, 2010Passed by voice vote on May 13, 2010.

Amendment clarifies that one purpose of the Innovation through Institutional Integration grant program is to help under-represented students in STEM fields transition from 2-year institutions to 4-year institutions of higher education.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 648Halvorson, Deborah [D-IL11]May 13, 2010Passed by roll call vote on May 13, 2010.

Amendment requires the Director of the National Science Foundation to give consideration to the goal of promoting the participation of veterans in the postdoctoral research fellowship program established by section 246 (Postdoctoral research fellowships).

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select this voteH. Amdt. 649Kratovil, Frank [D-MD1]May 13, 2010Passed by voice vote on May 13, 2010.

Amendment encourages employees of Federal agencies to volunteer in STEM education activities.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 650Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]May 13, 2010Passed by roll call vote on May 13, 2010.

An amendment numbered 50 printed in Part B of House Report 111-479 to express the sense of Congress that retaining graduate-level talent trained at American universities in STEM fields is critical to enhancing the competitiveness of American businesses.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 651Salazar, John [D-CO3]May 13, 2010Passed by voice vote on May 13, 2010.

Amendment provides Department of Energy with the authority to conduct training for energy auditors, field technicians, and building contractors so they can understand and promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technology.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 652Schock, Aaron [R-IL18]May 13, 2010Passed by voice vote on May 13, 2010.

Amendment instructs the Secretary of Commerce to give priority to innovation clusters that partner with local Workforce Investment Area Boards.

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H. Amdt. 653Gordon, Barton [D-TN6]May 13, 2010Offered on May 12, 2010.

Amendments en bloc consist of amendments numbered 2, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 40, 41, 45, 53, and 54 printed in part B of House Report 111-479.

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H. Amdt. 678Gordon, Barton [D-TN6]May 28, 2010Offered on May 27, 2010.

Amendment information not available.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 4843Rockefeller, John [D-WV]December 17, 2010Passed by voice vote on December 16, 2010.

To invest in innovation through research and development, to improve competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

60 times as much
$213,089
$1,124,669
$234,452
$172,600
$443,029
$2,187,839
$36,175
$36,175

opposed this bill

6 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

6 organizations supported this bill

American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women (AAUW) (2010, May 30). Letter to House on America COMPETES Act. Retrieved June 1, 2010, from AAUW.
California Healthcare Institute
California Healthcare Institute (2010, April 29). America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2010, from California Healthcare Institute.
Computing Research Association
Computing Research Policy Research (2010, May 28). ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Rep *NOW* to Support COMPETES. Retrieved June 1, 2010, from Computing Research Policy Blog.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Hirt, Evelyn H. (2010, May 19). Letter in Support of H.R. 5116. Retrieved June 1, 2010, from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-United States of America.
National Association of Manufacturers
National Organization of Manufacturers (2010, May 12). Manufacturers Urge House to Support America COMPETES Act. Retrieved June 1, 2010, from National Organization of Manufacturers.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Josten, R. Bruce (2010, May 10). Letter supporting H.R. 5116, the "America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010". Retrieved June 1, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

1 organization opposed this bill

National Taxpayers Union
Forbes, Jordan (2010, May 12). Vote “NO” on H.R. 5116 The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. Retrieved June 1, 2010, from National Taxpayers Union.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,500$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$13,350$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$4,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$67,050$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$7,550$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$1,500$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$27,200$2,500Yes
Bob BennettRUT$6,500$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,700$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,550$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$67,490$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$34,206$525Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$11,350$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$57,695$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$32,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$22,950$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$21,100$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$11,550$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$23,700$7,000Yes
Tom CoburnROK$11,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$15,600$1,000Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$7,350$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$4,250$2,000Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$28,800$5,000Yes
John CornynRTX$34,750$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$7,500$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$24,200$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$15,950$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$7,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$9,000$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$11,500$5,000Yes
Mike EnziRWY$34,700$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$18,790$250Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$32,650$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$18,718$500Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$30,550$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$39,354$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$27,200$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$5,000$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$26,150$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$51,600$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$57,000$1,500Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$15,450$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$3,650$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$23,900$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$20,800$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$7,450$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
John KerryDMA$84,810$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$50,872$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$9,350$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$56,600$5,400Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$26,430$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$9,450$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$22,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$12,900$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$63,200$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$30,900$1,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$4,500$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$6,550$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$30,400$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,600$500Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$58,600$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$30,750$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$16,900$500Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$35,850$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,500$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$60,300$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$25,650$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$4,800$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$8,850$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$17,600$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$96,200$2,500Yes
Jim RischRID$5,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,950$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,200$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$2,200$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$30,600$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,650$1,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$17,090$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$8,000$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$5,250$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$57,849$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$15,700$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$11,750$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$32,635$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$14,400$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$5,250$0Yes
David VitterRLA$20,600$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$14,100$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$33,100$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$7,300$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$21,800$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$12,900$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$27,900$0Yes

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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
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Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,500$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$13,350$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$4,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$67,050$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$7,550$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$1,500$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$27,200$2,500Yes
Bob BennettRUT$6,500$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,700$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,550$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$67,490$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$34,206$525Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$11,350$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$57,695$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$32,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$22,950$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$21,100$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$11,550$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$23,700$7,000Yes
Tom CoburnROK$11,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$15,600$1,000Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$7,350$0Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$4,250$2,000Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$28,800$5,000Yes
John CornynRTX$34,750$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$7,500$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$24,200$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$15,950$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$7,250$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$9,000$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$11,500$5,000Yes
Mike EnziRWY$34,700$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$18,790$250Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$32,650$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$18,718$500Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$30,550$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$39,354$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$27,200$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$5,000$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$26,150$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$51,600$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$57,000$1,500Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$15,450$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$3,650$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$23,900$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$20,800$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$7,450$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0Yes
John KerryDMA$84,810$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$50,872$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$9,350$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$56,600$5,400Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$26,430$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$9,450$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$22,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$12,900$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$63,200$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$30,900$1,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$4,500$0Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$6,550$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$30,400$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,600$500Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$58,600$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$30,750$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$16,900$500Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$35,850$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$10,500$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$60,300$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$25,650$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$4,800$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$8,850$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$17,600$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$96,200$2,500Yes
Jim RischRID$5,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$20,950$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,200$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$2,200$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$30,600$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$7,650$1,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$17,090$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$8,000$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$5,250$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$57,849$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$15,700$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$11,750$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$32,635$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$14,400$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$5,250$0Yes
David VitterRLA$20,600$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$14,100$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$33,100$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$7,300$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$21,800$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$12,900$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$27,900$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Biotech products & research$1,124,669
Education$443,029
Manufacturing$234,452
Chambers of commerce$213,089
Communications & Electronics$172,600

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Fiscal & tax policy$36,175
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