H.R.820: National Competitiveness Act of 1994

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced Feb. 4, 1993
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 28, 1994

Bill Summary

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Title I: General Provisions Title II: Manufacturing Subtitle A: Manufacturing Technology and Extension Subtitle B: National Science Foundation Manufacturing Programs Title III: Critical Technologies Title IV: Additional Commerce Department Provisions Title V: Authorization of Appropriations Title VI: Information Technology Applications Title VII: Fastener Quality Act Amendments Title VIII: Private Carriage of Urgent Letters...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 10.
Mr. Brown (CA) asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Science, Space and Technology have until midnight on May 3 to file a report on H.R. 820. Agreed to without objection.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. H. Rept. 103-77. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 35.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 164 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 820 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2(l)(6) of rule XI are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in Sec. 2 of H. Res. 164. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. Points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, as modified, for failure to comply with clause 5(a) of rule XXI are waived.
Rule H. Res. 164 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 164.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 820 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. All points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2(l)(6) of rule XI are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in Sec. 2 of H. Res. 164. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. Points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, as modified, for failure to comply with clause 5(a) of rule XXI are waived.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 164 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable H. Martin Lancaster to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 820 as unfinished business.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 820 as unfinished business.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 820 as unfinished business.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 820 as unfinished business.
The Committee of the Whole resumed debate on the Walker amendment.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Mr. Valentine asked unanimous consent that the time for debate and offering of amendments conclude by 6 p.m. Agreed to without objection.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 820.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Walker moved to recommit to Science, Space and Technology.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit Failed by voice vote.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 243 - 167 (Roll no. 173).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space. Hearings held.
Senate Committee on Commerce discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Measure laid before Senate.
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 4 amended.
Passed Senate in lieu of S. 4 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 59-40. Record Vote No: 60.
Senate insists on its amendment asks for a conference, appoints conferees Hollings; Rockefeller; Danforth.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Senate ordered measure printed as passed.
Mr. Brown (CA) asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Walker moved that the House instruct conferees.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees on the part of the House to agree to the provisions of the Senate amendment which would repeal the existing prohibition on judicial review of federal agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 380 - 36 (Roll No. 331).
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of the House bill (except secs. 211-14 and 504), and the Senate amendment (except title XI, secs. 221, 303(d), 504, and 601-13), and modifications committed to conference: Brown (CA), Valentine, Roemer, McHale, Becerra, Walker, Lewis (FL), and Rohrabacher.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of secs. 211-14 and 504 of the House bill, and secs. 221, 303(d), 504, and 601-13 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Brown (CA), Valentine, Boucher, Eshoo, Becerra, Walker, Boehlert, and Bartlett.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for consideration of title XI of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Brown (CA), Valentine, Roemer, McHale, Becerra, Klein, Boucher, Walker, Linder, Hoke, and Baker (CA).
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs for consideration of secs. 331-37, 341-61, 503(a)(4) and (5), 503(b)(5) and (6) of the House bill, and secs. 216, 306-07, the second 503(4), 1002, 1004, 1011, and title XI of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Gonzalez, Kanjorski, and Ridge.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Education and Labor for consideration of sec. 346 and 407 of the House bill, and title XI, secs. 211-12 insofar as said secs. relate to workforce training and labor, 410, 604, 607-13, 1201-02, 1302 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Ford (MI), Williams, and Goodling.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Government Operations for consideration of title XI and sec. 1301 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Conyers, Towns, and Clinger.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of that portion of sec. 205 adding sec. 304(g) to the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, and sec. 361 of the House bill, and title IX, secs. 307, that portion of sec. 603 adding sec. 101(d) to the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, 1005-09, 1011-13, and 1303 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Brooks, Synar, and Fish.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service for consideration of title VIII and sec. 1010 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Clay, Collins (MI), and Myers.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of title X and sec. 307 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Glickman, Richardson, and Combest.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Rules for consideration of sec. 1301 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Moakley, Derrick, and Goss.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Small Business for consideration of that portion of sec. 204 of the House bill which adds a new sec. 303(c)(1) to the Stevenson Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, and for that portion of sec. 212 which adds a new sec. 24(c)(1) to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act and sec. 306 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: LaFalce, Smith (IA), and Meyers.
The Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of secs. 410 and 413 of the House bill, and secs. 606-07, 701 of the Senate amendment; and for the following provisions of titles II and IV of the House bill and titles II and IV of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to conference to the extent to which they relate to the replication of proven technologies: that portion of sec. 202 of the House bill which adds sec. 301(d) to the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980; sec. 203 of the House bill; sec. 401 of the House bill; those provisions of sec. 211 of the Senate amendment which amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 by adding subsection 102(b) and sec. 103; those provisions of sec. 212 of the Senate amendment which amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act by adding new subsections 24(e)(2)(J), 24(f)(3), 24(f)(7), and 24(g)(1); those ...
The Speaker appointed an additional conferee for consideration of those portions of sec. 206 of the House bill which add secs. 4(20), (21) and (22) to the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, and modifications committed to conference: Manton.
APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL CONFEREES TO H.R. 820 - Without objection, the Chair announced additional conferee appointments on H.R. 820, National Competitiveness Act.
Conference held.
Mr. Walker notified the House of his intention to offer a motion to instruct the managers on the part of the House to insist on a provision that requires a regulatory impact analysis and unfunded mandate estimate for each bill or joint resolution reported by any committee of the House or the Senate, or considered on the floor of either House, and for every Federal department or executive branch agency regulatory action.
Mr. Rohrabacher notified the House of his intention to offer a motion to instruct the managers on the part of the House to insist on sec. 506 of the House bill, prohibiting funds made available in the bill to be used to provide financial benefit to any person who is not (1) a citizen or national of the U.S.; (2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence; or (3) an alien granted legal status as a parolee, asylee, or refugee.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO OFFER PRIVILEGED MOTION - Mr. Rohrabacher notified the House of his intent to offer a motion to instruct conferees on the bill H.R. 820.
Feb. 4, 1993

Introduced in the House by Tim Valentine (D-N.C.)

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