Legislation

The STEM Education Coalition closely monitors legislative actions in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Tracked Legislation:

Bill NumberStatusTitleDescriptionSponsorTags
H.R. 56Introduced America RISING Act of 2017To establish a grant program for stipends to assist in the cost of compensation paid by employers to certain recent college graduates and to provide funding for their further education in subjects relating to mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.Rep. Jackson Lee, SheilaSTEM, HHS, Graduates
H.R. 382Passed House100 Years of Women in Congress ActTo amend the Department of Agriculture program for research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to redesignate the program as the “Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program”.Rep. Meng, GraceSTEM, Women
H.R. 255Became LawPromoting Women in Entrepreneurship ActTo authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.Rep. Etsy, Elizabeth H.STEM, NSF, Women
H.R. 321Became LawINSPIRE Women ActTo inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.Rep. Comstock, BarbaraSTEM, NASA,
H.R. 926IntroducedASPIRE ActTo amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reduce the principal amount on loans made to STEM majors.Rep. Soto, DarrenSTEM, HEA, Graduates, Loans
H. RES. 124Introduced Supporting the goals and ideals of Engineers WeekSupports the goals and ideals of Engineers Week to increase understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers. Recognizes that engineering education is a critical component of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel STEM, Engineers Week, DisoverE
H.R. 1050Introduced Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2017To establish a pilot program to promote public-private partnerships among apprenticeships or other job training programs, local educational agencies, and community colleges, and for other purposes.Rep. Larsen, RickSTEM, CTE, Apprenticeships
H.R. 1084IntroducedToday's America Dream ActTo address slow economic growth and spur investment and development in underserved communities across America.Rep. Kelly, RobinSTEM, DOL, Scholarships, Internships
H.R. 1288IntroducedEarly STEM Achievement ActTo direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a grant program for early childhood STEM activities.Rep. Kuster, Ann M.STEM, Early Childhood
H.R. 1576IntroducedInnovation Corps Act of 2017To direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a job-training grant program for workers displaced by automation and to establish an Innovation Corps to enable recent college graduates to volunteer in job-training programs for workers displaced by automation, and for other purposes.Rep. Matsui, Doris O.STEM, Job-Training
S. 790IntroducedInnovation for Tomorrow's Workforce ActTo amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to encourage innovation, and for other purposes.Sen. Hatch, Orrin G.CTE, Innovation
S. 795IntroducedWorkforce Advance ActTo amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 regarding dual or concurrent enrollment and early college high schools.Sen. Bennet, Michael F.CTE, Duel Enrollment
S. 653IntroducedCareer and Technical Education State Flexibility ActTo amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to make the maintenance of effort provision less burdensome on States.Sen. Hatch, Orrin G.CTE
S. Res. 66Passed SenateSupporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.Sen. Kaine, TimCTE,
S. 648IntroducedComputer Science Career Education Act of 2017To establish a grant program to promote the development of career education programs in computer science in secondary and postsecondary education.Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E.Computer Science, Higher Education
S. 620IntroducedCommunity College to Career Fund ActTo amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to support community college and industry partnerships, and for other purposes.Sen. Franken, AlCommunity College
S. 628IntroducedEducating Tomorrow's Workforce Act of 2017To amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to raise the quality of career and technical education programs and to allow local eligible recipients to use funding to establish high-quality career academies.Sen. Kaine, TimCTE
S. 754IntroducedCyber Scholarships Opportunities Act of 2017A bill to support meeting our Nation's growing cybersecurity workforce needs by expanding the cybersecurity education pipeline.Sen. Kaine, TimCybersecurity
H. Con. Res. 29IntroducedExpressing the sense of the Congress regarding the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the tech sector, and increased access to opportunity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education.

Rep. Lee, BarbaraSTEM, Diversity
H.R. 935IntroducedCyber Security Education and Federal Workforce Enhancement ActTo codify an office within the Department of Homeland Security with the mission of strengthening the capacity of the agency to attract and retain highly trained computer and information security professionals, and for other purposes.

Rep. Jackson Lee, SheilaCybersecurity
S. 895IntroducedEnergy Workforce for the 21st Century Act of 2017To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a comprehensive program to improve education and training for energy- and manufacturing-related jobs to increase the number of skilled workers trained to work in energy- and manufacturing-related fields, and for other purposes.Sen. Heinrich, MartinSTEM, Energy, Manufacturing
H.R.2653IntroducedSTEM Opportunities Act of 2017A summary is in progress.Rep. Johnson, Eddie BerniceSTEM
H.R.2305IntroducedComputer Science in STEM Act of 2017A summary is in progress.Rep. Cardenas, TonyComputer Science, STEM
H.R.2108IntroducedGI Bill STEM Extension Act of 2017A summary is in progress.Rep. McKinley, David B.STEM, Veterans' Affairs
H.Res.264IntroducedSupporting the goals and ideals of Mathematics and Statistics MonthSupports the goals and ideals of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month to increase the visibility of mathematics and statistics as fields of study and to communicate the benefits of an education in mathematics and statistics.
Rep. Lipinski, DanielSTEM, Mathematics and Statistics Month
H.R.2353Passed HouseStrengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century ActA summary is in progress.Rep. Thompson, GlennSTEM
S.648IntroducedComputer Science Career Education Act of 2017A bill to establish a grant program to promote the development of career education programs in computer science in secondary and postsecondary education.Sen. Gillibrand, Kristen E.Computer Science, STEM
H.Con.Res.29IntroducedExpressing the sense of the Congress regarding the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the tech sector, and increased access to opportunity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education.Rep. Lee, BarbaraSTEAM
H.R.2709IntroducedTo increase the participation of historically underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and industry.A summary is in progress. Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. STEM, Higher Education
H.R.2590IntroducedComputer Science for All Act of 2017This bill establishes a program through which the Department of Education (ED) shall award grants to states, local educational agencies, and eligible tribal schools to serve as models for national replication of computer education expansion efforts. A grant application shall include specified plans that demonstrate the applicant's ability to carry out an ambitious expansion effort for all students, including traditionally underrepresented students.Rep. Lee, BarbaraComputer Science, Higher Education
S.592IntroducedDepartment of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017This bill designates the existing Department of Defense (DOD) information assurance scholarship and grant program as the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance (with consideration given to whether the recipient is, or the pursuit of the degree is at, a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education designated by the National Security Agency) to: (1) persons pursuing information assurance degrees or certifications at institutions of higher education in exchange for an agreement to serve on active duty in the armed forces or as a DOD employee for a designated period; and (2) institutions of higher education to support development of faculty, curriculum, laboratories, and research for information assurance disciplines.Sen. Kaine, TimComputer Science, Higher Education
H.R.2303IntroducedAmerica Can Code Act of 2017To establish a task force to share best practices on computer programming and coding for elementary schools and secondary schools, and for other purposes.Rep. Cardenas, TonyComputer Science, STEM
H.Res.566IntroducedExpressing support for designation of the week of October 4, 2017, through October 10, 2017, as World Space Week and for the designation of the week of October 8, 2017, through October 14, 2017, as Earth Science WeekA summary is in progress.Rep. Polis, JaredSTEM
H.R.3316IntroducedCode Like a Girl ActA summary is in progress.Rep. Rosen, JackySTEM, Diversity, Computer Science
H.R.3344IntroducedSTEM to STEAM Act of 2017A summary is in progress.Rep. Langevin, JamesSTEM, Arts Inclusion
H.R.3397IntroducedBuilding Blocks of STEM ActA summary is in progress.Rep. Rosen, JackySTEM, Higher Education
H.R.2709IntroducedWomen and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2017This bill requires the National Science Foundation to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out the activities specified below in order to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Rep. Maloney, CarolynSTEM, Diversity
S.1246IntroducedWomen and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2017This bill requires the National Science Foundation to award competitive grants to enable eligible entities to carry out the activities specified below in order to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Sen. Hirono, MazieSTEM, Diversity
S.1270IntroducedSTEM Opportunities Act of 2017A summary is in progress.Sen. Hirono, MazieSTEM, Diversity
H.R.3119Introduced21st Century STEM for Girls and Underrepresented Minorities ActA summary is in progress.Rep. Beatty, JoyceSTEM, Diversity