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H.R.614: American Discoveries and American Jobs Commission 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 Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action March 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

American Discoveries and American Jobs Commission Act of 2013 - Establishes the Commission on American Discoveries and American Jobs to study: (1) the state of technology transfer from federally funded research to the private sector; (2) the possibilities for the federal government to collect royalties from early research that leads to the commercialization of a profitable product or technology; (3) the potential adverse consequences of such royalties on technology transfer, commercialization, and economic growth; and (4) the potential benefits of reinvesting revenues from federal royalties into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and seeding future federally funded research.

Requires submission to Congress of recommendations of specified regulatory and statutory changes.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Feb. 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.