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PROSWIFT Act
Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To improve understanding and forecasting of space weather, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/22/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
01/09/2020Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
01/09/2020Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
12/12/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
11/22/2019Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/22/2019Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/22/2019Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/22/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology11/22/2019 Referred to
01/09/2020 Markup by
House Armed Services11/22/2019 Referred to
House Natural Resources11/22/2019 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife12/12/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/22/2019)

Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow Act or the PROSWIFT Act

This bill requires the establishment of a space weather interagency working group and advisory group, the continued delivery of certain space based observations and research, and the establishment of a Space Weather Government-Academic-Commercial Roundtable.

The working group shall lead executive branch actions to improve the understanding of and preparation for space weather phenomena and the coordination of federal space weather activities. The Office of Science and Technology Policy must develop a strategy for coordinated observation of space weather by working group agencies.

The advisory group shall receive advice from specified stakeholders, including the commercial space weather sector, to inform the interests and work of the working group.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shall work with federal and international partners to secure reliable back-up capability for near real-time coronal mass ejection imagery and other relevant observations required for space weather forecasts.

The National Science Foundation, NOAA, and NASA shall each pursue multidisciplinary research in subjects that further the understanding of solar physics, space physics, and space weather.

The roundtable shall facilitate communication and knowledge transfer among government participants in the working group, the academic community, and the commercial space weather sector.

The working group shall periodically review and update the benchmarks identified as Space Weather Phase I Benchmarks.