Summary: H.R.2397 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House (06/19/2019)

American Manufacturing Leadership Act

This bill revises the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing USA program and extends through FY2024 and revises the Economic Development Administration's Regional Innovation Program.

The bill grants certain authorities of the Department of Commerce under the Manufacturing USA program to additional federal agencies.

All centers under the Manufacturing USA program shall (currently, may) conduct research and development and related activities.

The Manufacturing USA program office must, among other things, help develop pilot programs that may be implemented for manufacturing innovation.

The General Accountability Office shall triennially assess Manufacturing USA program operations.