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Building Blocks of STEM Act

Building Blocks of STEM Act This bill instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus on early childhood.

HR 3397 : To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood.

STATUS

Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. July 25, 2017

Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. November 15, 2017

Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. November 15, 2017

Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 115-558. February 13, 2018

Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 420. February 13, 2018

Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1097-1100) February 13, 2018

Mr. Knight moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. February 13, 2018

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1097-1098) February 13, 2018

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. February 13, 2018

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3397. February 13, 2018

Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. February 14, 2018

Read the Official Bill Text

This bill instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus on early childhood. 

USES OF FUNDS(G) developing and offering gender-inclusive computer science enrichment programs for students, including after-school and summer programs.