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NSF & Congress

Summary of Legislation of Interest to NSF: HR 3322

Omnibus Civilian Science Authorization Act of 1996;
National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 1996;
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1997;
Fire Administration Authorization Act of 1996;
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authorization Act of 1996;
Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1996;
FAA Research, Engineering, and Development Management Reform Act of 1996;
Endocrine Disrupter Research Planning Act of 1996

As of Thursday, August 8, 1996

The bill was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday, April 25, 1996 by Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-PA). At the present time there are 4 cosponsors of this bill, 4 Republicans.

The bill's official title stated its purpose as follows: "A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for civilian science activities of the Federal Government, and for other purposes."

The bill was referred to the House Committee on National Security, House Committee on Resources, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Science and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

The most recent major action in the House was on Thursday, May 30, 1996: Passed (agreed to), as amended (by Voice Vote); the latest major action in the Senate was on Monday, June 3, 1996: Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; otherwise, the latest action was on Thursday, June 27, 1996: Extensions to Remarks by Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) in the Congressional Record (CR Page E-1205).

There is currently no committee action scheduled on this bill.

Last Update: 8/12/96