text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text
Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation
About NSF
design element
Visit NSF
Staff Directory
Organization List
Career Opportunities
Contracting Opportunities
NSF & Congress
Program Awards by State/District
Major Legislation
NSF Toolkit
Science Policy
NSF & Congress Archive
Contact Congressional Affairs
Science & Engineering Statistics
Performance Assessment Information
Use of NSF Logo

NSF & Congress

House Passes Legislation to Limit Syrian and Iraqi Refugees; Bills in Conference

November 19, 2015

U.S. Capitol
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Paris, the House passed legislation to suspend the program that allows refugees from Iraq and Syria to come to the U.S. until national security agencies certify the refugees do not pose a security risk. The vote was 289 to 137. The bill has drawn a veto threat from the President. The outlook in the Senate is unclear, with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid saying that Democrats will prevent the bill from reaching the Senate floor.

House and Senate conferees are working out the final details of a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act. S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, would authorize federal preK-12 educational programs.

House and Senate conferees on the surface transportation bill met for the first time this week to start negotiations on a final bill.

The House and Senate will be out next week and return to Washington on November 30.

See the Sept. 30, 2015, edition for NSF Appropriations and Authorization legislation actions.

See also: NSF's Major Legislation webpage


For tools and resources about the impact on NSF's investments, please see the NSF Toolkit.


A special website for NSF Days is now available.


Visit Testimony and Summaries page   Hearings: Testimony and Summaries
  Reports to Congress
Visit Program Awards page   Program Awards by State/District
Visit Major Legislation page   Major Legislation
Visit Science and Policy Links page   Science & Policy Links
Visit NSF and Congress Archive   NSF & Congress Archive
Visit Toolkit page   NSF Toolkit
Visit NSF Days website   NSF Days Website


Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page