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H.R.1891: Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 36 (33 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action June 24, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013 - Establishes the position of Science Laureate of the United States.

Requires the President to appoint a Science Laureate on the basis of: (1) merit, particularly the ability of such individual to foster and enhance public awareness and interest in science and to provide ongoing significant scientific contributions; and (2) recommendations received by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) based on those factors.

Encourages each Science Laureate to continue his or her scientific work and directs the NAS to facilitate his or her duties.

Requires each Science Laureate to serve a term of one or two years.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.