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American Innovation Act

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A bill to prioritize funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in basic science research.


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04/30/2019Introduced in Senate

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04/30/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget. (text: CR S2520-2521)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 04/30/2019
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 04/30/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 04/30/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 04/30/2019
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 01/28/2020

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Senate Budget04/30/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (04/30/2019)

American Innovation Act

This bill requires certain adjustments to discretionary spending limits in FY2020-FY2024 to accommodate increases in appropriations for agencies that perform basic science research.

Adjustments are required for

  • the National Science Foundation,
  • the Department of Energy Office of Science,
  • Department of Defense science and technology programs,
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology scientific and technical research and services, and
  • the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate.

The bill also requires annual appropriations during FY2020-FY2024 for each of the programs and agencies referenced in this bill to be at least the amount appropriated for FY2019.

The bill exempts appropriations provided pursuant to this bill from sequestration. Sequestration is a process of automatic, usually across-the-board spending reductions under which budgetary resources are permanently cancelled to enforce specific budget policy goals.