Text: H.R.2425 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/08/2021)

1st Session
H. R. 2425

To authorize a National Poverty Research Center.


April 8, 2021

Mr. Pocan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


To authorize a National Poverty Research Center.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “National Poverty Research Center Authorization Act”.

SEC. 2. National poverty research center.

(a) Establishment.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall award, every 5 years, one or more 5-year grants or cooperative agreements with institutions of higher education (as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a))) to operate one or more National Poverty Research Centers.

(b) Research.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—National Poverty Research Centers shall perform poverty policy research, poverty policy research training, and poverty policy research dissemination.

(2) COLLABORATION.—National Poverty Research Centers shall coordinate formal networks in order to facilitate a sustainable, nationwide infrastructure of poverty policy researchers and to better inform public policies that seek to reduce poverty and its effects in the United States.

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