Building Blocks of STEM Act
HR 3397 : To direct the National Science Foundation to support STEM education research focused on early childhood.
STATUSThis bill is from the 115th Congress.
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
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.