Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act - H.R.4323 / S.3395

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and for other purposes."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL) and Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) / Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)
Latest major action: 
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved amended version of H.R.4323
Committee Reports: 
Summary of provisions

Provisions in both House and Senate bills:

  • Directs the National Science Foundation to develop a plan for how the agency can enhance outreach efforts to veterans
  • Directs the National Science Board to include data on veterans in STEM careers or education programs in its S&E Indicators report
  • Directs the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to establish an interagency working group to coordinate federal programs and policies for transitioning veterans and military spouses into┬áSTEM careers
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved bill
Sept. 12, 2018
House passed bill on a vote of 420 to 1
Dec. 19, 2017
Bill introduced
Nov. 9, 2017
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
Aug. 28, 2018
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