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H.R.3625: To provide for termination liability costs for certain National Aeronautics and Space Administration projects, and for other purposes.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
Total Cosponsors 16 (5 Democrats, 11 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 2, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Declares that termination liability costs for the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Launch System, and the Orion crew capsule (covered programs) shall be provided only pursuant to this Act.

Prohibits the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from reserving funds from amounts appropriated for a covered program, and instructs the Administrator to direct prime contractors not to reserve funds for potential termination liability costs respecting such a program.

Declares that it is the intent of Congress that funds authorized to be appropriated for covered programs be applied in meeting established technical goals and schedule milestones.

Declares void and unenforceable any provision in a prime contract entered into before enactment of this Act that provides for the payment of termination liability costs through any other means than as provided in this Act.

Bars the Administrator from initiating termination of ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 11, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Dec. 11, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Dec. 2, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.