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National Quantum Initiative Act

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National Quantum Initiative Act

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

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Date Actions Overview
11/27/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-389.
06/26/2018Introduced in Senate

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11/27/2018Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 676.
Action By: Senate
11/27/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-389.
08/01/2018Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
06/26/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 06/26/2018
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] 07/31/2018
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 07/31/2018
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 09/27/2018
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] 09/27/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation06/26/2018 Referred to
08/01/2018 Markup by
11/27/2018 Reported by S. Rept. 115-389

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National Quantum Initiative Act

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.

The bill defines "quantum information science" as the use of quantum mechanics for the storage, transmission, manipulation, or measurement of information in ways that offer advantages to classical capabilities.

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.

The President must establish a National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee to advise the President and subcommittee on the program and quantum information science trends and developments.

NIST shall carry out specified quantum science activities and convene a consortium to discuss the development of a quantum information science and technology industry.

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.