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National Quantum Initiative Act

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National Quantum Initiative Act

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National Quantum Initiative Act

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National Quantum Initiative Act

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National Quantum Initiative Act

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National Quantum Initiative Act

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To provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States.


Actions Overview (9)

Date Actions Overview
12/21/2018Became Public Law No: 115-368. (TXT | PDF)
12/21/2018Signed by President.
12/21/2018Presented to President.
12/19/2018Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 348 - 11 (Roll no. 442).(text: CR H10298-10300)
12/13/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/13/2018Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8229-8231)
09/13/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 115-950.
06/26/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (26)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/21/2018Became Public Law No: 115-368. (TXT | PDF)
12/21/2018Signed by President.
12/21/2018HousePresented to President.
12/19/2018-7:39pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/19/2018-7:39pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 348 - 11 (Roll no. 442). (text: CR H10298-10300)
12/19/2018-4:46pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Smith (TX) objected to the Yea - Nay vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
12/19/2018-4:36pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 6227.
12/19/2018-4:36pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H10297-10302, H10317-10318)
12/17/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/13/2018SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/13/2018SenateS.Amdt.4114 Amendment SA 4114 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/13/2018SenateS.Amdt.4114 Amendment SA 4114 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Thune. In the nature of a substitute.
12/13/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7625)
12/13/2018SenateSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/17/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
09/13/2018-2:17pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/13/2018-2:17pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8229-8231)
09/13/2018-1:54pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6227.
09/13/2018-1:54pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8229-8234)
09/13/2018-1:54pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/13/2018HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 740.
09/13/2018HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 115-950.
06/27/2018HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
06/27/2018HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
06/26/2018HouseReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
06/26/2018HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (36)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]* 06/26/2018
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 06/26/2018
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 06/26/2018
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 07/24/2018
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 07/24/2018
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 09/05/2018
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 09/06/2018
Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] 09/12/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology06/26/2018 Referred to
06/27/2018 Markup by
09/13/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-950
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation09/17/2018 Referred to
12/13/2018 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (2)

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Public Law No: 115-368 (12/21/2018)

National Quantum Initiative Act

TITLE I--NATIONAL QUANTUM INITIATIVE

(Sec. 101) This bill directs the President to implement a National Quantum Initiative Program to, among other things, establish the goals and priorities for a 10-year plan to accelerate the development of quantum information science and technology applications.

Quantum information science is the use of the laws of quantum physics for the storage, transmission, manipulation, or measurement of information.

(Sec. 103) The National Science and Technology Council shall establish a Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science, including membership from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to guide program activities.

(Sec. 104) The President must establish a National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee to advise the President and subcommittee on the program and trends and developments in quantum information science and technology.

TITLE II--NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY QUANTUM ACTIVITIES

(Sec. 201) NIST shall carry out specified quantum science activities and convene a consortium to identify the future measurement, standards, cybersecurity, and other needs to support the development of a quantum information science and technology industry.

TITLE III--NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION QUANTUM ACTIVITIES

(Sec. 301) The National Science Foundation shall:

  • carry out a basic research and education program on quantum information science and engineering, and
  • award grants for the establishment of Multidisciplinary Centers for Quantum Research and Education.

TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY QUANTUM ACTIVITIES

(Sec. 401) The Department of Energy (DOE) shall carry out a basic research program on quantum information science.

(Sec. 402) The Office of Science of DOE shall establish and operate National Quantum Information Science Research Centers to conduct basic research to accelerate scientific breakthroughs in quantum information science and technology.