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H.R.4186: FIRST Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Larry Bucshon, R-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 10, 2014
Latest Major Action May 28, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act of 2014 or FIRST Act of 2014 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2015 to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Specifies policy objectives for the NSF in allocating resources.

Directs the NSF to award federal funding for basic research and education in the sciences through a new research grant or cooperative agreement only if it makes, and justifies in writing, an affirmative determination that the grant or agreement is worthy of federal funding and meets certain other criteria.

Authorizes the NSF Director to increase funding for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program (or any successor) over the previous fiscal year's funding level only at the same rate as a corresponding funding increase for the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program (or any successor).

Allows any Education and Human Resources Directorate grant to support informal education to be us...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 28, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 28, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 21, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 13, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
March 13, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
March 10, 2014 Referred to House Small Business
March 10, 2014 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology