NSTA Legislative Update: May 24, 2010
5/24/2010 - Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
Last week Congressional leaders reintroduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 H.R. 5325 for House consideration after making a few changes to the bill, including reducing the authorization period for the programs from five to three years. As you will recall from last week’s issue of NSTA Express, House consideration abruptly ended on May 13 when Democrats pulled the legislation following passage of a Republican motion to recommit the bill that would have substantially changed the bill and included an antipornography provision.
The revised bill introduced on May 19 was considered under suspension (bills considered under suspension cannot be amended and need to pass with support from two-thirds of those present, rather than a simple majority.) but it failed to garner the required two-thirds. See more at this House of Representatives website.
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