H.R.4091 - ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 07/30/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology|
|Committee Meetings:||10/17/19 10:00AM 09/11/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-432|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/18/2020 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 346. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4091 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House (06/18/2020)
ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019
This bill revises and reauthorizes through FY2024 the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the Department of Energy (DOE).
The bill expands the goals of ARPA-E to include the development of energy technologies that (1) provide transformative solutions to improve the management, clean-up, and disposal of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel; and (2) improve the resilience, reliability, and security of infrastructure to produce, deliver, and store energy.
ARPA-E must ensure that it does not provide grants for projects unless the prospective grantees demonstrate sufficient attempts to secure private financing or indicate that the projects are not independently commercially viable.
The bill also authorizes DOE to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate how well ARPA-E is achieving its goals and missions.