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.Jackson Lee, SheilaSTEM, HHS, Graduates
H.R. 382Introduced100 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”.Meng, GraceSTEM, Women
H.R. 255Became LawPromoting Women in Entrepreneurship ActTo authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.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.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.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.
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.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.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.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.Matsui, Doris O.STEM, Job-Training