H.R.7308 - RISE Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 06/24/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture; Armed Services; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/24/2020 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Armed Services, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7308 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/24/2020)
Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act or the RISE Act
This bill authorizes the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, the Interior, and Health and Human Services and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation, and Environmental Protection Agency to provide support for research regarding COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) or research disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Support under this bill shall be provided through federal science agencies with at least $50 million in basic and applied research obligations in FY2020. Support may be used to
- provide supplemental funding to extend the duration of a grant to a research institution or national laboratory that was awarded prior to the enactment of this bill, or to expand the purposes of such a grant as specified;
- provide supplemental funding through existing competitively awarded cooperative agreements and contracts to cover the increased costs of construction of scientific facilities and equipment that have been delayed because of COVID-19; and
- award grants and cooperative agreements to institutions of higher education to conduct research on the behavioral, social, or economic effects of COVID-19 and the responses to the disease or on the effectiveness of such responses.
Agencies must provide the support as rapidly as possible.
Provided funds shall remain available for expenditure for up to two years.