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Short Titles as Introduced

American Space Renaissance Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To permanently secure the United States as the preeminent spacefaring nation, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/14/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date
09/30/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Space.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
06/07/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
04/26/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
04/15/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/15/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Rules, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 04/14/2016

Committees (8)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology04/14/2016 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space09/30/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services04/14/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces06/07/2016 Referred to
House Intelligence (Permanent Select)04/14/2016 Referred to
House Rules04/14/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means04/14/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade04/26/2016 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure04/14/2016 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation04/15/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce04/14/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology04/15/2016 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs04/14/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/14/2016)

American Space Renaissance Act

This bill directs the President to develop:

  • a doctrine for the Armed Forces and the intelligence community governing the U.S. response to efforts by state and nonstate actors deliberately to deny the United States or its allies or partners access to space or space operations, or degrade or destroy any of their government or commercial space assets; and
  • a doctrine for the Armed Forces with respect to the rules of engagement for space forces.

The Department of Defense (DOD) shall designate a DOD official to be Principal Defense Space Advisor on all space matters.

DOD shall:

  • develop and implement a strategy to increase interoperability across DOD space and cyberspace enterprises between systems that electronically share cyberspace situational awareness and space situational awareness data, and
  • assess desirable protection capabilities to enhance integration of commercial space systems into national security space architectures.

The President shall establish a National Executive Committee on Weather.

DOD shall:

  • develop a follow-on geomagnetic storm warning capability,
  • carry out a pilot program to assess the potential viability of using commercial weather data in DOD weather modeling and forecasting, and
  • establish a program to award up to four launch services contracts for venture-class launch missions.

The Air Force shall contract with a private entity to carry out Satellite Control Network operations.

The bill requires U.S. aeronautical and space activities to contribute materially to:

  • the expansion of the human sphere of influence throughout the Solar System,
  • being among the first to arrive at a destination in space and open it for subsequent use and development, and
  • creation of infrastructure precursors to support future use and development of space.

The bill establishes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Leadership and Advising Commission.

NASA shall develop:

  • a 20-year plan that outlines broad goals, including a designated five-year range for American astronauts to land on Mars;
  • a 10-year plan that in part addresses the efficacy of the Asteroid Redirect Mission;
  • multi-year budgets beginning in FY2018.

NASA shall:

  • formulate a plan for the remaining life of the International Space Station and continued human presence in low-Earth orbit, and
  • establish a Commercial Habitat Pilot Program to demonstrate the viability of using commercially built on-orbit habitats to meet NASA human exploration and science missions.

The bill establishes an Office of Commercial Space Transportation within the Department of Transportation (DOT), which shall in turn establish within it an Office of Spaceports to support and establish domestic commercial spaceports.

DOT shall also designate a lead government agency for space traffic management activities and services.

The Department of State shall seek to convene a meeting of nations to develop a unified space traffic management regime.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Department of Commerce shall promulgate rules regarding its treatment of weather data acquired from commercial space-based systems.

Commerce shall report on the feasibility and benefits of reorganizing the Department to better coordinate and support its space-related economic and regulatory activities.

The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a business-related tax credit for 10% of the insured value of all payloads launched by a licensed domestic launch provider or on a launch vehicle meeting Buy American requirements

Commerce shall make loan guarantees to a domestic commercial entity or a Federal Aviation Administation-licensed spaceport to promote job creation in the U.S. space sector and encourage startup companies.

DOT shall establish a program to allow commercial entities to operate space training flights.

The Internal Revenue Code is amended to allow an individual to elect to include in gross income gains from the sale or other disposal of stock or option-related compensation received for services rendered from a startup domestic commercial space company.