Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House without amendment (03/19/2010)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Recognizes the extraordinary number of African-Americans who have overcome significant obstacles to enhance innovation and competitiveness in the field of science in the United States.

Honors and recognizes African-American innovators who have contributed to scientific education and research and whose contributions have increased economic empowerment in the United States.

Encourages the Obama administration to invest in programs proven effective to lessen the achievement gap of African-Americans as well as other minority and disadvantaged groups in the sciences.