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Titles (8)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

National Competitiveness Act of 1992

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Critical Technologies Development Act of 1992
  • Manufacturing Technology and Extension Act of 1992
  • Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1992

Short Titles as Introduced

National Competitiveness Act of 1992

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Critical Technologies Development Act of 1992
  • Manufacturing Technology and Extension Act of 1992

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to enhance manufacturing technology development and transfer, to authorize appropriations for the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
09/23/1992Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 287 - 122 (Roll no. 412).
08/12/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. H. Rept. 102-841, Part II.
07/22/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. H. Rept. 102-685, Part I.
05/21/1992Introduced in House

All Actions (71)

Date
09/23/1992-1:47pmLaid on the table. See S. 1330 for further action.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-1:15pmOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 287 - 122 (Roll no. 412).
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-1:03pmOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 161 - 248 (Roll no. 411).
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:40pmThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:36pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Walker motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion to recommit require the named Committees to consider such additional provisions as are necessary to promote the competitiveness of American businesses.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:36pmMr. Walker moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Government Operations, and Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:32pmMr. Valentine raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions in the Walker motion to recommit contain provisions that are non-germane to the bill. Sustained by the Chair.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:30pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Walker motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion require the named Committees to consider such additional provisions as are necessary to promote the competitiveness of American businesses by reducing the national debt to reduce the cost of capital, providing tax incentives to further enhance private capital formation, reforming antitrust law to remove barriers to cooperative enterprise, and instituting civil justice reform to reduce litigious burdens.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:28pmMr. Walker moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Government Operations, and Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:27pmThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:27pmThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-12:27pmThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5231.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-11:37amH.Amdt.855 On agreeing to the Walker amendments (A011) Failed by recorded vote: 162 - 246 (Roll No. 410).
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-11:36amH.Amdt.855 Amendments (A011) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-11:35amThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1992-11:35amConsidered as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-6:00pmCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5231 as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-6:00pmH.Amdt.854 On agreeing to the Walker amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 131 - 257 (Roll no. 408).
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-5:19pmH.Amdt.854 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-5:18pmH.Amdt.853 On agreeing to the Henry amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-5:10pmH.Amdt.853 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Henry.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-5:09pmH.Amdt.852 On agreeing to the Walker amendment (A008) Failed by recorded vote: 135 - 262 (Roll no. 407).
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-4:26pmH.Amdt.852 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-4:20pmH.Amdt.851 On agreeing to the Camp amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-4:17pmH.Amdt.851 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Camp.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-4:16pmH.Amdt.850 On agreeing to the Walker amendments (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 148 - 256 (Roll no. 406).
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:37pmH.Amdt.850 Amendments (A006) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:35pmH.Amdt.849 On agreeing to the Walker amendment (A005) Failed by Division vote: 3 - 4.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:29pmH.Amdt.849 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:13pmH.Amdt.848 On agreeing to the Walker amendment (A004) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:12pmH.Amdt.848 Walker amendment (A004) modified by unanimous consent.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:10pmWalker amendment subsequently modified by unanimous consent on September 23 by Mr. Valentine.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:10pmH.Amdt.848 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:10pmH.Amdt.847 Mr. Valentine raised a point of order against the Walker amendment (A003). The provisions of the amendment seek to make authorizations for projects outside the scope of the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:05pmH.Amdt.847 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-3:04pmH.Amdt.846 Mr. Valentine raised a point of order against the Walker amendment (A002). The amendment contains provisions which seek to raise revenue and as such, is out of order because it exceeds the scope of the bill and the jurisdiction of the Committee. The Chair sustained the point of order.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-2:59pmH.Amdt.846 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-2:59pmThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-2:59pmConsidered as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-6:03pmCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5231 as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-5:53pmH.Amdt.843 Mr. Valentine raised a point of order against the Walker amendment (A001). Provisions of the amendment require certain changes to existing tax law and as such, exceed the scope of the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-5:37pmH.Amdt.843 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Walker.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-5:36pmPursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 563, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with consideration of the bill for amendment for a period not to exceed four hours.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-4:25pmGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-4:25pmThe Speaker designated the Honorable H. Martin Lancaster to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-4:25pmHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 563 and Rule XXIII.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-4:24pmRule provides for consideration of H.R. 5231 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. The bill shall be considered for amendment under the 5-minute rule for a period not to exceed four hours. In lieu of the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. After passage of the bill, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill S. 1330 and to consider the Senate bill in the House. It shall then be in order to move to strike all after the enacting clause of the Senate bill and to insert in lieu the provisions of H.R. 5231 as passed by the House. All p...
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-4:24pmConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 563.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/16/1992-4:23pmRule H. Res. 563 passed House.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/10/1992-4:35pmRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 563 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5231 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. The bill shall be considered for amendment under the 5-minute rule for a period not to exceed four hours. In lieu of the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. After passage of the bill, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table the bill S. 1330 and to consider the Senate bill in the House. It shall then be in order to move to strike all after the enacting clause of the Senate bill and to insert in lieu the provisions of H.R. 5231 as passed by the House. All p...
Action By: House of Representatives
08/12/1992Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 483.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/12/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. H. Rept. 102-841, Part II.
08/11/1992Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
08/11/1992Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 10.
08/06/1992Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
08/06/1992Mr. Valentine asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Science, Space and Technology have until midnight on Aug. 6 to file a report on H.R. 5231. Agreed to without objection.
08/05/1992Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
08/04/1992Mr. Brown asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Science, Space and Technology have until midnight on Aug. 5 to file a report on H.R. 5231. Agreed to without objection.
07/31/1992Rereferred to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/31/1992-2:03pmRECOMMITAL OF LEGISLATION - Mr. Valentine asked unanimous consent that the bill be recommitted to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/22/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. H. Rept. 102-685, Part I.
07/22/1992Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 381.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/01/1992Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/01/1992Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
06/04/1992Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness
06/04/1992Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness
06/04/1992Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness
06/03/1992Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space and Technology
06/03/1992Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness
05/21/1992Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. (Referral Suspended).
Action By: House of Representatives
05/21/1992Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (44)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-36]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Glickman, Dan [D-KS-4]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Thornton, Ray [D-AR-2]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Horn, Joan Kelly [D-MO-2]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Bacchus, Jim [D-FL-11]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Swett, Dick [D-NH-2]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-19]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Lloyd, Marilyn [D-TN-3]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Volkmer, Harold L. [D-MO-9]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Wolpe, Howard E. [D-MI-3]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3]* 05/21/1992
Rep. McCurdy, Dave [D-OK-4]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Stallings, Richard H. [D-ID-2]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Nowak, Henry [D-NY-33]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Perkins, Carl C. [D-KY-7]* 05/21/1992
Rep. McMillen, Thomas [D-MD-4]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Nagle, Dave R, [D-IA-3]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Kostmayer, Peter H. [D-PA-8]* 05/21/1992
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 07/09/1992
Rep. Bustamante, Albert G. [D-TX-23] 07/09/1992
Rep. de Lugo, Ron [D-VI-At Large] 07/09/1992
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 07/09/1992
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 07/09/1992
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2] 07/09/1992
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 07/09/1992
Rep. Rinaldo, Matthew J. [R-NJ-7] 07/09/1992
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 07/09/1992
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 07/09/1992
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 07/09/1992
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 07/09/1992
Rep. Atkins, Chester G. [D-MA-5] 07/09/1992
Rep. Lancaster, H. Martin [D-NC-3] 07/09/1992
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 07/09/1992
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large] 07/09/1992
Rep. Kopetski, Mike [D-OR-5] 07/09/1992
Rep. Chapman, Jim [D-TX-1] 08/06/1992

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space and Technology05/21/1992 Referred to
07/31/1992 Re-Referred to
08/11/1992 Markup by
08/12/1992 Reported by H.Rept 102-685 Part 1
H.Rept 102-841 Part 2
House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness06/03/1992 Referred to
06/04/1992 Hearings by
06/04/1992 Markup by
06/04/1992 Reported by

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Passed House amended (09/23/1992)

Title I: General Provisions - National Competitiveness Act of 1992 - Sets forth the purposes and goals of this Act.

Title II: Manufacturing - Manufacturing Technology and Extension Act of 1992 - Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to designate the Department of Commerce (Department) as the lead civilian Federal agency to work with U.S. industry, State and local governments, and private entities to enhance U.S. manufacturing capabilities.

Establishes the Commerce Technology Advisory Board.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to establish in the Department an Advanced Manufacturing Program which shall include advanced manufacturing systems and networking projects. States that the Program's goal shall be to create U.S. technology development programs in order to develop design and manufacturing technologies and associated applications, including advanced computer integration and electronic networks. States that the Program shall include: (1) the advanced manufacturing research and development activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Institute); and (2) one or more technology development testbeds.

Establishes the National Manufacturing Outreach Network to assist U.S. manufacturers, especially small and medium-sized firms, to expand the use of technology and modern manufacturing processes. Provides for: (1) a related communications infrastructure; (2) an information clearinghouse; and (3) manufacturing outreach centers.

Authorizes the Secretary to make American workforce quality partnership grants to create workforce training consortia between industry and institutions of higher education.

Amends the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to authorize the Institute to establish local manufacturing offices. Eliminates the requirement that a Manufacturing Technology Center be financially self-supporting after six years of operation. Establishes within the Institute a State Technology Extension Program.

Requires the Director of the National Science Foundation to expand the number of Engineering Research Centers and strengthen the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program. Authorizes the Director to establish: (1) graduate traineeships; (2) a manufacturing managers in the classroom program; and (3) a quality management training program.

Title III: Critical Technologies - Subtitle A: Miscellaneous - Directs the Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology (Under Secretary) to conduct a study of semiconductor lithography technologies.

Subtitle B: Advanced Technology Program - Directs the Secretary to submit to the Congress an expansion plan for the Advanced Technology programs.

Subtitle C: Technology Development Loans - Authorizes the Secretary to make technology commercialization loans.

Subtitle D: Critical Technologies Development - Part I: General Provisions - Critical Technologies Development Act of 1992 - Establishes within the Technology Administration of the Department a Critical Technologies Development Program.

Directs the Under Secretary to establish a critical technologies development advisory committee.

Part II: Program Structure and Operation - Establishes a program of financing qualified business concerns through federally assisted licensees.

Part III: Enforcement - Provides for license enforcement.

Title IV: Miscellaneous - Amends the American Technology Preeminence Act of 1991 to expand the Institute's standards pilot program to permit contracts with non-Federal organizations to promote U.S. technical standards dissemination activities abroad. Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress on the appropriate Federal role in developing and promulgating domestic and global product and quality standards.

Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to prohibit the making of a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award within a category or subcategory if there are no qualifying enterprises in that category or subcategory. Makes educational institutions an Award category.

Directs the Secretary to conduct a competiveness research program.

Prohibits the fraudulent use of "Made in America" labels. Provides for compliance with the Buy America Act.

Renames the Department as the Department of Manufacturing and Commerce.

Subtitle B (sic) : Technology Transfer Improvements - Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1992 - Amends Federal law to allow each Federal agency to: (1) secure copyright on behalf of the United States in any computer software prepared and development agreement or other authority, notwithstanding provisions of Federal copyright law; and (2) grant in advance to a collaborating party licenses or assignments for the copyrights, or options thereto, retaining specified rights.

Adds references to software and its author to provisions governing the distribution of royalties received by Federal agencies.

Title V: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations for: (1) the Office of the Under Secretary; (2) technology policy; (3) Japanese technical literature; and (4) competitiveness research, data collection, and evaluation.

Provides for a National Technical Information Service facilities study.

Authorizes appropriations for the Institute for: (1) intramural scientific and technical research and services; (2) facilities renovation; and (3) extramural industrial technology services.

Authorizes appropriations for: (1) the National Manufacturing Outreach Network; (2) the Technology Development Loan Program; (3) the Critical Technologies Development Program; and (4) National Science Foundation manufacturing activities.

Title VI: Fastener Quality Act Amendments - Amends the Fastener Quality Act to: (1) make technical amendments; and (2) establish an alternative procedure for demonstrating chemical compliance with specified lot standards.