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H.RES.44: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Federal laboratories have been and continue to be on the cutting edge of scientific and technological advancement and supporting the designation of 2013 as the "Year of the Federal Lab".

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Sponsor Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Supports the designation of the "Year of the Federal Lab" in celebration of the work and accomplishments of the national network of federal laboratories.

Commits to finding ways of increasing federal investment in the network of such laboratories in order to increase support of federally sponsored research and development.

Encourages the laboratories, the executive branch agencies, and Congress to hold educational and outreach events during the "Year of the Federal Lab" to make the public more aware of the work of such laboratories.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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Date Description
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.