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Legislative Highlights :: March 25, 2009

STEM Education Coordination Act of 2009

H.R. 1709

Bill Summary and Status

Passed the House on June 8, 2009.

Cleared the Full by voice vote on Committee April 29, 2009

Reported (as amended) by the Research and Science Education Subcommittee on 
March 31, 2009
 

Introduced in the House on March 25, 2009

 

Section-by-Section

SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE

The STEM Education Coordination Act of 2009.

SEC. 2. DEFINITION

Provides a definition for the term ‘STEM.’

SEC. 3. COORDINATION OF FEDERAL STEM EDUCATION

Requires the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), through the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), to establish a committee to coordinate Federal programs and activities in support of STEM education. In addition, requires this committee to develop a STEM education strategic plan to inform program and budget planning for agencies and to establish and maintain an inventory of federally sponsored STEM education activities, including documentation on program assessments. Finally, requires the Director of OSTP to submit an annual report to Congress including a description and level of funding of the STEM education programs and activities of each participating Federal agency for the previous and current fiscal years.
 

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