Legislation

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

Tracked Legislation:

Bill NumberTitleDescriptionSponsorTags
H.R. 56To 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.This bill directs the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services to jointly establish a grant program to defray the costs paid by: (1) employers to compensate recent college graduates; and (2) recent college graduates to enroll in postsecondary education courses in mathematics, science, engineering, or technology.
Jackson Lee, SheilaSTEM
H.R. 382To 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”.This bill amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to designate as Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program Grants the current research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Meng, GraceSTEM
H.R. 255To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.This bill amends the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act to authorize the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world. Etsy, Elizabeth H.STEM
H.R. 321To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.(Sec. 3) This bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), pursue careers in aerospace, and further advance the nation's space science and exploration efforts through support of the following initiatives:
•NASA GIRLS and NASA BOYS;
•Aspire to Inspire; and
•Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research.

(Sec. 4) NASA shall submit to Congress a specified plan on how NASA can best facilitate and support both current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, including early career female astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, to engage with K-12 female STEM students and inspire the next generation of women to consider participating in STEM fields and to pursue careers in aerospace.
Comstock, BarbaraSTEM
S. 42To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.This bill directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), pursue careers in aerospace, and further advance the nation's space science and exploration efforts through support of the following initiatives:
•NASA GIRLS and NASA BOYS;
•Aspire to Inspire; and
•Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research.

NASA shall submit to Congress a specified plan on how NASA can best facilitate and support both current and retired astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, including early career female astronauts, scientists, engineers, and innovators, to engage with K-12 female STEM students and inspire the next generation of women to consider participating in STEM fields and to pursue careers in aerospace.
Heller, DeanSTEM
S. 83To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.This bill amends the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act to authorize the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and support women to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and into the commercial world. Klobuchar, AmySTEM
H.R. 926To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reduce the principal amount on loans made to STEM majors.A summary is in progress.Soto, DarrenSTEM