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H.R.3580: America's FOCUS Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about economics and public finance
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Sponsor Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 19 (18 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

America's Fund for Future Opportunities and Outcomes in the United States Act of 2013 or the America's FOCUS Act of 2013 - Establishes a separate account in the U.S. Treasury to be known as the America's FOCUS Fund, into which shall be deposited: (1) revenue generated by civil and criminal fines and penalties for violations or alleged violations of federal law; (2) revenue generated by legal settlements reached between corporations and the federal government for violations or alleged violations of federal law; and (3) gifts, bequests, or donations to the Fund from private entities or individuals.

Requires that, of the total revenue in the Fund: (1) up to 33% be used to award grants for youth mentoring and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; (2) up to 33% be used to award grants for justice reinvestment; (3) up to 33% be used to award grants and prizes for innovations in medical research and development; and (4) the remaining revenue be used ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 22, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Nov. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary