US SB4286 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on July 22 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-09-16 - Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

RISE Act Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act This bill authorizes the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, the Interior, and Health and Human Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation, and Environmental Protection Agency to provide support for research regarding COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) or research disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Support under this bill shall be provided through federal science agencies with at least $50 million in basic and applied research obligations in FY2020. Support may be used to provide supplemental funding to extend the duration of a grant to a research institution or national laboratory that was awarded prior to the enactment of this bill, or to expand the purposes of such a grant as specified; provide supplemental funding through existing competitively awarded cooperative agreements and contracts to cover the increased costs of construction of scientific facilities and equipment that have been delayed because of COVID-19; and award grants and cooperative agreements to institutions of higher education to conduct research on the behavioral, social, or economic effects of COVID-19 and the responses to the disease or on the effectiveness of such responses. Agencies must provide the support as rapidly as possible. Provided funds shall remain available for expenditure for up to two years.

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Title

RISE Act Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-16SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2020-07-22SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Same As/Similar To

HB7308 (Same As) 2020-07-14 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

Subjects

Alternative and renewable resources
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Defense spending
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of the Interior
Education programs funding
Electric power generation and transmission
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Energy efficiency and conservation
Energy research
Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Executive agency funding and structure
Health programs administration and funding
Higher education
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Medical research
Military procurement, research, weapons development
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
Nuclear power
Oil and gas
Public contracts and procurement
Research administration and funding
Research and development
Science, technology, communications

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