Summary: H.R.4373 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House (11/05/2019)

Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of 2019

This bill directs

  • the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to implement a National Engineering Biology Research and Development Initiative;
  • the OSTP to designate an interagency committee to coordinate the initiative;
  • the OSTP to designate or establish an advisory committee on engineering biology research and development;
  • the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a review and make recommendations with respect to the ethical, legal, environmental, and other appropriate societal issues related to engineering biology research and development; and
  • the NSF and certain other federal agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to carry out specified research activities as part of the initiative.