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116th Congress    }                                    {        Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                    {       116-121

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                 AMERICAN MANUFACTURING LEADERSHIP ACT

                                _______
                                

 June 19, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, from the Committee on Science, 
             Space, and Technology, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2397]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 2397) to amend the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology Act to make changes to 
the implementation of the network for manufacturing innovation, 
and for other purposes, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill 
as amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
   I. Amendment.......................................................2
  II. Purpose of the Bill.............................................5
 III. Background and Need for the Legislation.........................5
  IV. Committee Hearings..............................................6
   V. Committee Consideration and Votes...............................6
  VI. Summary of Major Provisions of the Bill........................11
 VII. Section-by-Section Analysis (by Title and Section).............11
VIII. Committee Views................................................12
  IX. Cost Estimate..................................................12
   X. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate......................12
  XI. Compliance With Public Law 104-4 (Unfunded Mandates)...........14
 XII. Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations...............14
XIII. Statement on General Performance Goals and Objectives..........14
 XIV. Federal Advisory Committee Statement...........................15
  XV. Duplication of Federal Programs................................15
 XVI. Earmark Identification.........................................15
XVII. Applicability to the Legislative Branch........................15
XVIII.Statement on Preemption of State, Local, or Tribal Law.........15

 XIX. Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported..........15
  XX. Proceedings of Full Committee Markup...........................31

                              I. Amendment

    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``American Manufacturing Leadership 
Act''.

SEC. 2. CHANGES IN IMPLEMENTATION OF NETWORK FOR MANUFACTURING 
                    INNOVATION.

  Section 34 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act 
(15 U.S.C. 278s) is amended----
          (1) in subsection (a)----
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Network for 
                Manufacturing Innovation Program'' and inserting 
                ``Manufacturing USA Program''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (G), by striking ``and'' 
                        at the end;
                          (ii) in subparagraph (H), by striking the 
                        period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(I) to contribute to the development of regional 
                manufacturing innovation clusters across the Nation.'';
          (2) in subsection (c)----
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Secretary'' each 
                place it appears in subparagraph (C) and (D) and 
                inserting ``agency head'';
                  (B) in paragraph (2)----
                          (i) by striking subparagraph (E);
                          (ii) by redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), 
                        (C), and (D) as clauses (i), (ii), (iii), and 
                        (iv), respectively, and moving the margins of 
                        such clauses (as so redesignated) two ems to 
                        the right;
                          (iii) in the matter preceding clause (i) (as 
                        so redesignated), by striking ``Activities of a 
                        center for manufacturing innovation may 
                        include'' and inserting the following:
                  ``(A) Required activities.--Activities of a center 
                for manufacturing innovation shall include'';
                          (iv) in clause (ii), as so redesignated, by 
                        inserting before the period at the end the 
                        following: ``addressing workforce needs through 
                        training and education programs at all 
                        appropriate education levels'';
                          (v) in clause (iii), as so redesignated, by 
                        inserting before the period at the end the 
                        following: ``, as appropriate'';
                          (vi) by inserting after clause (iv) (as so 
                        redesignated) the following:
                          ``(v) Development of roadmaps with respect to 
                        technology areas being pursued by that center 
                        for manufacturing innovation that take into 
                        account the research and development undertaken 
                        at other centers for manufacturing innovation 
                        and Federal agencies with respect to such 
                        areas.''; and
                          (vii) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(B) Permissible activities.--Activities of a center 
                for manufacturing innovation may include such other 
                activities as the agency head, in consultation with 
                Federal departments and agencies whose missions 
                contribute to, or are affected by, advanced 
                manufacturing, considers consistent with the purposes 
                described in subsection (a)(2).''; and
                  (C) in paragraph (3), by adding at the end the 
                following:
                  ``(C) Application.--Effective beginning on the date 
                of the enactment of the American Manufacturing 
                Leadership Act, a manufacturing center shall be subject 
                to subsections (a)(2), (c), and (d) in the same manner 
                and to the same extent as such provisions apply to a 
                center for manufacturing innovation established 
                pursuant to this section if such center----
                          ``(i)(I) is, as of such date of enactment, 
                        considered a center for manufacturing 
                        innovation under subparagraph (A) or recognized 
                        as a center for manufacturing innovation under 
                        subparagraph (B); and
                          ``(II) as of such date of enactment, receives 
                        Federal financial assistance under subsection 
                        (d) or otherwise consistent with the purposes 
                        of this section; or
                          ``(ii) is under pending agency review for 
                        such recognition as of such date of 
                        enactment.'';
          (3) in subsection (d)----
                  (A) in paragraph (1)----
                          (i) by striking ``Secretary'' and inserting 
                        ``agency head''; and
                          (ii) by inserting ``for a period of not less 
                        than 5 and not more than 7 years'' after 
                        ``financial assistance'';
                  (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Secretary'' each 
                place it appears and inserting ``agency head'';
                  (C) in paragraph (4)----
                          (i) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as 
                        follows:
                  ``(A) Competitive, merit review.--In awarding 
                financial assistance under paragraph (1), the agency 
                head shall----
                          ``(i) use a competitive, merit review process 
                        that includes peer review by a diverse group of 
                        individuals with relevant expertise from both 
                        the private and public sectors; and
                          ``(ii) ensure that the technology focus of a 
                        center for manufacturing innovation does not 
                        substantially duplicate the technology focus of 
                        any other center for manufacturing 
                        innovation.'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking 
                        ``Secretary'' and inserting ``agency head'';
                          (iii) by amending subparagraph (C) to read as 
                        follows:
                  ``(C) Performance measurement, transparency, and 
                accountability.--For each award of financial assistance 
                under paragraph (1), the agency head shall develop and 
                implement metrics-based performance standards to assess 
                the effectiveness of activities funded in making 
                progress toward the purposes of the Program.'';
                          (iv) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``the 
                        Secretary shall'' and all that follows through 
                        ``collaborate'' and inserting the following: 
                        ``agency head, in coordination with the 
                        National Program Office, as appropriate, shall 
                        collaborate''; and
                          (v) in subparagraph (E), by striking 
                        ``Secretary'' and inserting ``agency head''; 
                        and
                  (D) in paragraph (5)----
                          (i) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as 
                        follows:
                  ``(A) Term of award.----
                          ``(i) In general.--Subject to clause (ii), an 
                        award made to a center for manufacturing 
                        innovation may be renewed for an additional 
                        period not to exceed the duration of the 
                        original funding award, subject to a rigorous 
                        merit review. In awarding additional funds, the 
                        agency head shall consider the extent to which 
                        the center has made progress in achieving the 
                        purposes described in subsection (a) and 
                        carrying out the activities specified in 
                        subsection (c)(2).
                          ``(ii) Existing centers.--Notwithstanding 
                        clause (i), a center already in existence or 
                        undergoing a renewal process on the date of 
                        enactment of the American Manufacturing 
                        Leadership Act----
                                  ``(I) may continue to receive support 
                                for the duration of the original 
                                funding award beginning on the date of 
                                establishment of that center; and
                                  ``(II) shall be eligible for renewal 
                                of that funding pursuant to clause 
                                (i).''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraphs (B) and (C), by 
                        striking ``Secretary'' each place it appears 
                        and inserting ``agency head'';
          (4) by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:
  ``(e) Grant Program for Public Service Activities for Centers for 
Manufacturing Innovation Without Federal Funding.--The Secretary may 
award grants on a competitive basis to centers of manufacturing 
innovation that are no longer recognized as such under subsection 
(c)(3)(C) to carry out workforce development, outreach to small- and 
medium-sized manufacturers, and other activities that----
          ``(1) are determined by the Secretary to be in the national 
        interest; and
          ``(2) are unlikely to receive private sector financial 
        support.'';
          (5) in subsection (f)----
                  (A) in paragraph (2)----
                          (i) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``and'' 
                        at the end;
                          (ii) in subparagraph (F), by striking the 
                        period at the end and inserting a semicolon; 
                        and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(G) to work with non-sponsoring Federal agencies to 
                explore and develop options for sponsoring centers for 
                manufacturing innovation at such agencies;
                  ``(H) to work with sponsoring Federal agencies to 
                develop and implement network-wide performance goals 
                with measurable targets and timelines;
                  ``(I) to help develop pilot programs that may be 
                implemented by the centers for manufacturing innovation 
                to address specific purposes of the Program, including 
                to accelerate technology transfer to the private 
                sector; and
                  ``(J) to identify and disseminate best practices for 
                workforce education and training across centers for 
                manufacturing innovation and further enhance 
                collaboration among centers for manufacturing 
                innovation in developing and implementing such 
                practices.''; and
                  (B) by amending paragraph (5) to read as follows:
          ``(5) Hollings manufacturing extension partnership.--The 
        Secretary shall ensure that the National Program Office 
        incorporates the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership 
        into Program planning to ensure----
                  ``(A) significant outreach to, participation of, and 
                engagement of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in 
                centers for manufacturing innovation across the 
                entirety of the manufacturing supply chain; and
                  ``(B) that the results of the Program, including 
                technologies developed by the Program, reach small- and 
                medium-sized manufacturers and that such entities have 
                access to technical assistance, as appropriate, in 
                deploying those technologies.'';
          (6) in subsection (g)----
                  (A) in paragraph (1)(A)----
                          (i) by striking ``The Secretary'' and all 
                        that follows through ``report to the 
                        Secretary'' and inserting the following: ``Each 
                        agency head shall require each recipient of 
                        financial assistance from that agency under 
                        subsection (d)(1) and any other manufacturing 
                        centers considered to be centers for 
                        manufacturing innovation pursuant to subsection 
                        (c)(3) to annually submit to the appropriate 
                        agency head a report''; and
                          (ii) by adding at the end the following: 
                        ``Each agency head shall submit such reports to 
                        the Secretary.''; and
                  (B) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows:
          ``(3) Assessments by gao.----
                  ``(A) Assessments.--Not less frequently than once 
                every 3 years, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
                Congress an assessment of the operation of the Program 
                during the most recent 3-year period, including an 
                assessment of the progress made towards achieving the 
                goals specified in the national strategic plan for 
                advanced manufacturing under section 102(b)(7) of the 
                America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (42 U.S.C. 
                6622(b)(7)).
                  ``(B) Elements.--Each assessment submitted under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include, for the period covered 
                by the report----
                          ``(i) a review of the management, 
                        coordination, and industry utility of the 
                        Program;
                          ``(ii) an assessment of the extent to which 
                        the Program has furthered the purposes 
                        described in subsection (a)(2);
                          ``(iii) such recommendations for legislative 
                        and administrative action as the Comptroller 
                        General considers appropriate to improve the 
                        Program; and
                          ``(iv) an assessment as to whether any prior 
                        recommendations for improvement made by the 
                        Comptroller General have been implemented or 
                        adopted.'';
          (7) in subsection (h)--
                  (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``subsection (e)'' 
                and inserting ``subsection (k)''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(6) Collaborations with other federal agencies.--The 
        Secretary shall collaborate with Federal agencies whose 
        missions contribute to, or are affected by, advanced 
        manufacturing to identify and leverage existing resources at 
        such Federal agencies to assist centers of manufacturing 
        innovation in carrying out the purposes of the program 
        specified in subsection (a)(2). Such existing resources may 
        include programs----
                  ``(A) at the Department of Labor relating to labor 
                and apprenticeships;
                  ``(B) at the Economic Development Administration 
                relating to regional innovation, such as the Regional 
                Innovation Strategies program;
                  ``(C) at the Department of Education relating to 
                workforce development, education, training, and 
                retraining;
                  ``(D) at the Department of Defense relating to 
                procurement and other authorities of the Department of 
                Defense;
                  ``(E) at the Food and Drug Administration relating to 
                biopharmaceutical manufacturing;
                  ``(F) at the National Science Foundation, including 
                the Advanced Technological Education program;
                  ``(G) at the National Aeronautics and Space 
                Administration relating to procurement, workforce 
                development, education, training, and retraining; and
                  ``(H) additional programs that the Secretary 
                determines are appropriate to support the activities of 
                existing centers for manufacturing innovation.''; and
          (8) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(j) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Agency head.--The term `agency head' means the head of 
        a Federal agency that is providing financial assistance for a 
        center of manufacturing innovation, including the Secretary of 
        Commerce and the Secretary of Energy.
          ``(2) Regional innovation cluster.--The term `regional 
        innovation cluster' has the meaning given such term in section 
        27(f)(1) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 
        1980 (15 U.S.C. 3722(f)(1)).
  ``(k) Authorization of Appropriations.----
          ``(1) NIST.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the 
        Secretary to carry out this section $25,000,000 for each of 
        fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
          ``(2) Reservation.--Of the amount made available under 
        paragraph (1) the Secretary shall reserve not less than 
        $5,000,000 for the National Office of the Network for 
        Manufacturing Innovation Program established under subsection 
        (f).
          ``(3) Department of energy.--For centers of manufacturing 
        innovation operated by the Department of Energy, there are 
        authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Energy----
                  ``(A) $70,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020, 
                2021, and 2022; and
                  ``(B) $84,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2023 and 
                2024.''.

SEC. 3. INCREASED EMPHASIS ON REGIONAL INNOVATION WITHIN AND EXTENSION 
                    OF REGIONAL INNOVATION PROGRAM.

  Section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 
(15 U.S.C. 3722) is amended----
          (1) in subsection (b)(2) by adding at the end the following 
        new subparagraph:
                  ``(I) Developing relationships at the local level to 
                build supply chains and use existing capabilities of 
                entities operating on that level to bring economic 
                growth to suburban and rural areas.''; and
          (2) in subsection (g)(2) by striking ``2019'' and inserting 
        ``2024''.

                        II. Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of the bill is to amend the National Institute 
of Standards and Technology Act to reauthorize the network for 
manufacturing innovation and make changes to the implementation 
of the network. These changes include an increase in activities 
in workforce development and outreach to small manufacturers, 
and the development of network-wide performance metrics.

              III. Background and Need for the Legislation

    The Manufacturing USA Institutes are a national network of 
institutes focused on accelerating innovation in industry-
relevant manufacturing technologies to support the 
commercialization of these technologies. Each Institute is a 
public-private partnership that leverages industry, academic, 
and federal resources to solve non-competitive/pre-competitive 
technical challenges in select advanced manufacturing sectors. 
The Institutes started as an initiative of the Obama 
Administration in 2012 and were authorized by Congress in 2014 
through passage of the Revitalizing American Manufacturing and 
Innovation (RAMI) Act, included in the FY15 Appropriations Act. 
Technology areas for the fourteen Institutes vary widely, and 
include 3D printing, advanced robotics, smart manufacturing, 
and advanced composites.
    The Manufacturing USA Program has been operational for five 
years and several reports, including from the GAO, the National 
Academies, and Deloitte, have evaluated the success of the 
Institutes in achieving their overall goal of strengthening the 
U.S. advanced manufacturing base. The consensus from these 
reports is that the Institutes are successfully leveraging the 
public-private partnership model to convene industry and 
academic partners to make joint R&D investments in technologies 
essential to commercializing cutting-edge advanced 
manufacturing techniques. However, these reviews have found 
that there is still room for improvement for the Institutes to 
deliver on the purposes of the Program. The American 
Manufacturing Leadership Act (H.R. 2397) incorporates 
suggestions from these reports to reauthorize the Manufacturing 
USA Program and make some changes to the Program.

                         IV. Committee Hearings

    On March 26, 2019, the Honorable Haley Stevens presiding, 
the Research and Technology Subcommittee and the Energy 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology 
held a joint hearing to review the successes and further 
opportunities for the Manufacturing USA Institutes to achieve 
the goal of improving the competitiveness of U.S. 
manufacturing. There were five witnesses: 1) Mr. Ryan Myers, 
Director of Business Development, DoD for Hexagon Manufacturing 
Intelligence (Hexagon MI); 2) Mr. Mike Molnar, Director of the 
Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST); 3) Dr. John Hopkins, CEO of 
the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation 
(IACMI); 4) Ms. Valri Lightner, Acting Director of the Advanced 
Manufacturing Office under the Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy; 5) Dr. Mitchell 
Dibbs, Associate R&D Director for External Technology--
Government Programs at the Dow Chemical Company. Witnesses and 
Members discussed the benefits of the public-private 
partnership model, the need to ensure sustainability for the 
institutes, and opportunities to enhance education and 
workforce training and outreach to small and medium size 
manufacturers.

                  V. Committee Consideration and Votes

    As summarized in Section IV of this report, the 
Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the Energy 
Subcommittee heard testimony in the 116th Congress relevant to 
the activities authorized in H.R. 2397 at a hearing held on 
March 26, 2019.
    On April 30, 2019, Representative Haley Stevens of the 
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for herself and 
Representatives Balderson, Kennedy, Reed, Eddie Bernice Johnson 
of Texas, and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, introduced H.R. 2397, 
the American Manufacturing and Leadership Act, to reauthorize 
the Manufacturing USA program and make changes to the 
implementation of the program.
    The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology met to 
consider H.R. 2397 on Tuesday, May 1, 2019 and considered the 
following amendments to the bill:
    1. Ms. Stevens offered an amendment to make technical and 
conforming amendments to the underlying legislation. The 
amendment was agreed to by a voice vote.
    2. Mr. Lamb and Mr. Gonzalez offered an amendment that 
authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to award grants to 
institutes that no longer receive substantial federal funding 
under the Manufacturing USA Program in order to continue 
federal support for education and workforce training; outreach 
to small businesses for that institute's technology area; and 
other activities that the private sector is highly unlikely to 
support on its own. The amendment was agreed to by a voice 
vote.
    3. Mr. Posey and Mr. Lamb offered an amendment to add NASA 
to a list of agencies that the Secretary of Commerce can 
collaborate with to ensure the Manufacturing USA Program is 
fully leveraging all relevant Federal programs to achieve 
Program purposes. The amendment was agreed to by a voice vote.
    4. Mr. Weber offered an amendment to require a sunset on 
funding for all institutes after 7 years. The amendment was not 
agreed to by a roll call vote of 13 ayes and 20 nays.

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    5. Mr. Weber offered an amendment to add a spending 
limitation such that the funding for centers for manufacturing 
innovation must come from within the total funds appropriated 
to each agency in each fiscal year and adds a hard cap on 
funding such that agencies cannot by law exceed the amounts 
authorized in this legislation. The amendment was not agreed to 
by a roll call vote of 14 ayes and 20 nays.

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    Ms. Johnson moved that the Committee favorably report the 
bill, H.R. 2397, as amended, to the House with the 
recommendation that the bill be approved. The motion was agreed 
to by a voice vote.
    Ms. Johnson moved that: (1) the staff be authorized to make 
any necessary technical and conforming changes to the bill; and 
(2) that Members have two subsequent calendar days in which to 
submit supplemental, minority, or additional views on the 
measure.

              VI. Summary of Major Provisions of the Bill

    The American Manufacturing Leadership Act (H.R. 2397) would 
extend the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation 
(RAMI) Act of 2014 to all agencies sponsoring Manufacturing USA 
Institutes, allow for the continuation of the Manufacturing USA 
Program through the authorization of funding renewals, and 
expand authorities of the NIST Advanced Manufacturing National 
Program Office.

        VII. Section-by-Section Analysis (by Title and Section)


Sec. 1 Short title

    ``American Manufacturing Leadership Act''

Sec. 2 Changes in implementation of network for manufacturing 
        innovation

    This section makes changes to the Revitalize American 
Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act of 2014. In particular, 
this section: adds contributing to the development of regional 
innovation clusters in manufacturing to the purposes of the 
Manufacturing USA Program; extends the requirements of the RAMI 
Act to all agencies sponsoring Manufacturing USA institutes 
(whereas previously the requirements had applied only to the 
Department of Commerce (DOC)/NIST); strengthens the institutes' 
role in advanced manufacturing workforce development and in 
outreach to and inclusion of small and medium sized businesses; 
authorizes agencies to renew institutes for an additional 
period of funding following a rigorous review of the 
institute's progress toward meeting measureable goals; and 
ensures that the technology focus of any institute does not 
substantially overlap with the technology focus of any other 
institute.
    This section also expands the authorities of the 
Manufacturing USA Program office housed at NIST to collaborate 
with other agencies, including to develop network-wide 
performance goals; help develop pilot programs for the 
institutes; and identify and disseminate best practices in 
education and workforce training to the network of institutes. 
Additionally, this section strengthens the partnership between 
the Manufacturing USA Program and the Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership Program to ensure better engagement of small 
businesses in the institutes; ensures more consistent annual 
reporting from each institute; ties the GAO reviews of the 
Manufacturing USA Program to the national strategic plan for 
advanced manufacturing required by the America Competes Act of 
2010; and ensures that the Program is fully leveraging relevant 
programs across the Federal government to help the institutes 
achieve their goals. Finally, this section authorizes $25 
million for NIST for each of fiscal years 2020-2024; $70 
million for DOE for each of fiscal years 2020-2022; and $84 
million for DOE for each of fiscal years 2023-2024 in order to 
enable each agency to continue funding their current institutes 
and stand up at least one additional institute.

Sec. 3. Increased emphasis on regional innovation within and extension 
        of regional innovation program

    This section reauthorizes the Department of Commerce 
Economic Development Administration Regional Innovation Program 
originally authorized in the America Competes Act of 2010 for 
an additional 5 years and adds language on developing 
relationships to build supply chains to the list of permissible 
activities under Program grants.

                         VIII. Committee Views

    The Committee intends that this legislation shall not 
decrease the autonomy of each funding agency to select and 
oversee its own center(s) for manufacturing innovation 
consistent with that agency's mission. It is also the 
Committee's intention that the additional authorities granted 
to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) 
enable NIST to provide shared tools for new and existing 
centers to carry out their purposes and activities, without 
granting NIST any new authorities over new or existing centers 
supported entirely by other agencies. Finally, the Committee 
does not intend for this legislation to increase reporting 
requirements for centers. Rather, the Committee intends the 
onus be on agencies to better coordinate and collaborate to 
streamline and standardize some of the reporting requirements, 
including performance metrics, as appropriate. The Committee 
understands that some metrics and reporting requirements will 
continue to be unique to individual agencies. However, a 
system-wide assessment of the outcomes of Federal investments 
in the Manufacturing USA Program requires at least some 
standardization in metrics and reporting.

                           IX. Cost Estimate

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee adopts as its own the 
estimate of new budget authority, entitlement authority, or tax 
expenditures or revenues contained in the cost estimate 
prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
pursuant to section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974.

              X. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate


                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                      Washington, DC, May 29, 2019.
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson,
Chairwoman, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Chairwoman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 2397, the American 
Manufacturing Leadership Act.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is David Hughes.
            Sincerely,
                                                Keith Hall,
                                                          Director.
    Enclosure.

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Major Provisions

    H.R. 2397 would increase the amounts authorized to be 
appropriated for the Manufacturing USA grant program that funds 
collaborative research and development efforts among academia, 
government, and private industry to solve advanced 
manufacturing challenges. Manufacturing USA is administered and 
funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
(NIST) and the Department of Energy (DOE).\1\ The bill also 
would extend the authorization for the Regional Innovation 
Program administered by the Economic Development Administration 
(EDA).
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    \1\Partners include federal agencies with missions related to 
advanced manufacturing in the United States, including the Department 
of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department 
of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, Small Business 
Administration, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Federal Costs

    Increases in spending subject to appropriation under H.R. 
2397 are shown in Table 1. CBO estimates that implementing the 
bill would cost $218 million over the 2020-2024 period, subject 
to appropriation of the authorized amounts.

                TABLE 1--ESTIMATED INCREASES IN SPENDING SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION UNDER H.R. 2397
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                                                           By fiscal year, millions of dollars--
                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             2019      2020      2021      2022      2023      2024    2019-2024
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NIST:
    Authorization........................         0        20        20        20        20        20        100
    Estimated Outlays....................         0         9        18        20        20        20         87
DOE:
    Estimated Authorization..............         0        20        20        20        34        34        128
    Estimated Outlays....................         0         9        18        20        26        33        106
EDA:
    Authorization........................         0        10        10        10        10        10         50
    Estimated Outlays....................         0         1         3         5         8         8         25
    Total Changes:
        Estimated Authorization..........         0        50        50        50        64        64        278
        Estimated Outlays................         0        19        39        45        54        61        218
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NIST = National Institute of Standards and Technology, DOE = Department of Energy; EDA = Economic Development
  Administration.

    Under current law, NIST is authorized to receive 
appropriations of $5 million a year over the 2015-2024 period 
to carry out the Manufacturing USA program. H.R. 2397 would 
increase that amount to $25 million each fiscal year from 2020 
to 2024. CBO estimates that implementing that provision would 
cost $87 million over the 2020-2024 period.
    Under current law the DOE is authorized to transfer a total 
of $250 million over the 2015-2024 period to NIST to carry out 
the Manufacturing USA program. To date, however, no DOE 
appropriations have been provided for the Manufacturing USA 
program. H.R. 2397 would authorize DOE to receive 
appropriations of $70 million a year over the 2020-2022 period 
and $84 million a year over the 2023-2024 period to fund and 
operate centers of manufacturing innovation. Thus, over the 
2020-2024 period, H.R. 2397 would increase the amounts 
authorized to be appropriated to DOE for this program by $128 
million, which CBO estimates would cost $106 million over the 
five year period.
    Finally, under current law, the authorization of 
appropriations for the EDA's Regional Innovation Program 
expires in 2019. H.R. 2397 would extend the $10 million a year 
authorization through 2024, which CBO estimates would cost $25 
million over the next five years.
    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is David Hughes. 
The estimate was reviewed by Theresa Gullo, Assistant Director 
for Budget Analysis.

                     XI. Federal Mandates Statement

    H.R. 2397 contains no unfunded mandates.

         XII. Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    The Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in the body of this report.

      XIII. Statement on General Performance Goals and Objectives

    Pursuant to clause (3)(c) of House rule XIII, the goals of 
H.R. 2397 are to strengthen coordination of federal investments 
in U.S. advanced manufacturing that will improve the 
competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing through advanced 
manufacturing research, innovation, and technology, develop 
domestic advanced manufacturing capabilities, and accelerate 
the development of an advanced manufacturing workforce.

               XIV. Federal Advisory Committee Statement

    H.R. 2397 does not create any advisory committees.

                  XV. Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 2397 establishes or reauthorizes a program of the 
federal government known to be duplicative of another federal 
program, including any program that was included in a report to 
Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 or the 
most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

                      XVI. Earmark Identification

    Pursuant to clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI, the 
Committee finds that H.R. 2397 contains no earmarks, limited 
tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits.

             XVII. Applicability to the Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that H.R. 2397 does not relate to the 
terms and conditions of employment or access to public services 
or accommodations within the meaning of section 102(b)(3) of 
the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 104-1).

     XVIII. Statement on Preemption of State, Local, or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any state, local, or 
tribal law.

       XIX. Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported


         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, and existing law in which no 
change is proposed is shown in roman):

           NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY ACT




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SEC. 34. NETWORK FOR MANUFACTURING INNOVATION.

  (a) Establishment of Network for Manufacturing Innovation 
Program.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish within 
        the Institute a program to be known as the ``[Network 
        for Manufacturing Innovation Program] Manufacturing USA 
        Program'' (referred to in this section as the 
        ``Program'').
          (2) Purposes of program.--The purposes of the Program 
        are--
                  (A) to improve the competitiveness of United 
                States manufacturing and to increase the 
                production of goods manufactured predominantly 
                within the United States;
                  (B) to stimulate United States leadership in 
                advanced manufacturing research, innovation, 
                and technology;
                  (C) to facilitate the transition of 
                innovative technologies into scalable, cost-
                effective, and high-performing manufacturing 
                capabilities;
                  (D) to facilitate access by manufacturing 
                enterprises to capital-intensive 
                infrastructure, including high-performance 
                electronics and computing, and the supply 
                chains that enable these technologies;
                  (E) to accelerate the development of an 
                advanced manufacturing workforce;
                  (F) to facilitate peer exchange of and the 
                documentation of best practices in addressing 
                advanced manufacturing challenges;
                  (G) to leverage non-Federal sources of 
                support to promote a stable and sustainable 
                business model without the need for long-term 
                Federal funding; [and]
                  (H) to create and preserve jobs[.]; and
                  (I) to contribute to the development of 
                regional manufacturing innovation clusters 
                across the Nation.
          (3) Support.--The Secretary, acting through the 
        Director, shall carry out the purposes set forth in 
        paragraph (2) by supporting--
                  (A) the Network for Manufacturing Innovation 
                established under subsection (b); and
                  (B) the establishment of centers for 
                manufacturing innovation.
          (4) Director.--The Secretary shall carry out the 
        Program through the Director.
  (b) Establishment of Network for Manufacturing Innovation.--
          (1) In general.--As part of the Program, the 
        Secretary shall establish a network of centers for 
        manufacturing innovation.
          (2) Designation.--The network established under 
        paragraph (1) shall be known as the ``Network for 
        Manufacturing Innovation'' (referred to in this section 
        as the ``Network'').
  (c) Centers for Manufacturing Innovation.--
          (1) In general.--For purposes of this section, a 
        ``center for manufacturing innovation'' is a center 
        that--
                  (A) has been established by a person or group 
                of persons to address challenges in advanced 
                manufacturing and to assist manufacturers in 
                retaining or expanding industrial production 
                and jobs in the United States;
                  (B) has a predominant focus on a 
                manufacturing process, novel material, enabling 
                technology, supply chain integration 
                methodology, or another relevant aspect of 
                advanced manufacturing, such as nanotechnology 
                applications, advanced ceramics, photonics and 
                optics, composites, biobased and advanced 
                materials, flexible hybrid technologies, and 
                tool development for microelectronics;
                  (C) as determined by the [Secretary] agency 
                head, has the potential--
                          (i) to improve the competitiveness of 
                        United States manufacturing, including 
                        key advanced manufacturing technologies 
                        such as nanotechnology, advanced 
                        ceramics, photonics and optics, 
                        composites, biobased and advanced 
                        materials, flexible hybrid 
                        technologies, and tool development for 
                        microelectronics;
                          (ii) to accelerate non-Federal 
                        investment in advanced manufacturing 
                        production capacity in the United 
                        States; or
                          (iii) to enable the commercial 
                        application of new technologies or 
                        industry-wide manufacturing processes; 
                        and
                  (D) includes active participation among 
                representatives from multiple industrial 
                entities, research universities, community 
                colleges, and such other entities as the 
                [Secretary] agency head considers appropriate, 
                which may include industry-led consortia, 
                career and technical education schools, Federal 
                laboratories, State, local, and tribal 
                governments, businesses, educational 
                institutions, and nonprofit organizations.
          (2) Activities.--[Activities of a center for 
        manufacturing innovation may include--]
                  (A) Required activities.--Activities of a 
                center for manufacturing innovation shall 
                include the following:--
                          [(A)] (i) Research, development, and 
                        demonstration projects, including 
                        proof-of-concept development and 
                        prototyping, to reduce the cost, time, 
                        and risk of commercializing new 
                        technologies and improvements in 
                        existing technologies, processes, 
                        products, and research and development 
                        of materials to solve precompetitive 
                        industrial problems with economic or 
                        national security implications.
                          [(B)] (ii) Development and 
                        implementation of education, training, 
                        and workforce recruitment courses, 
                        materials, and programs addressing 
                        workforce needs through training and 
                        education programs at all appropriate 
                        education levels.
                          [(C)] (iii) Development of innovative 
                        methodologies and practices for supply 
                        chain integration and introduction of 
                        new technologies into supply chains, as 
                        appropriate.
                          [(D)]  (iv) Outreach and engagement 
                        with small and medium-sized 
                        manufacturing enterprises, including 
                        women and minority owned manufacturing 
                        enterprises, in addition to large 
                        manufacturing enterprises.
                          (v) Development of roadmaps with 
                        respect to technology areas being 
                        pursued by that center for 
                        manufacturing innovation that take into 
                        account the research and development 
                        undertaken at other centers for 
                        manufacturing innovation and Federal 
                        agencies with respect to such areas.
                  [(E) Such other activities as the Secretary, 
                in consultation with Federal departments and 
                agencies whose missions contribute to or are 
                affected by advanced manufacturing, considers 
                consistent with the purposes described in 
                subsection (a)(2).]
                  (B) Permissible activities.--Activities of a 
                center for manufacturing innovation shall 
                includesuch other activities as the agency 
                head, in consultation with Federal departments 
                and agencies whose missions contribute to, or 
                are affected by, advanced manufacturing, 
                considers consistent with the purposes 
                described in subsection (a)(2). 
          (3) Additional centers for manufacturing 
        innovation.--
                  (A) In general.--The National Additive 
                Manufacturing Innovation Institute and other 
                manufacturing centers formally recognized as 
                manufacturing innovation centers pursuant to 
                Federal law or executive actions, or under 
                pending interagency review for such recognition 
                as of the date of enactment of the Revitalize 
                American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 
                2014, shall be considered centers for 
                manufacturing innovation, but such centers 
                shall not receive any financial assistance 
                under subsection (d).
                  (B) Network participation.--A manufacturing 
                center that is substantially similar to those 
                established under this subsection but that does 
                not receive financial assistance under 
                subsection (d) may, upon request of the center, 
                be recognized as a center for manufacturing 
                innovation by the Secretary for purposes of 
                participation in the Network.
                  (C) Application.--Effective beginning on the 
                date of the enactment of the American 
                Manufacturing Leadership Act, a manufacturing 
                center shall be subject to subsections (a)(2), 
                (c), and (d) in the same manner and to the same 
                extent as such provisions apply to a center for 
                manufacturing innovation established pursuant 
                to this section if such center--
                          (i)(I) is, as of such date of 
                        enactment, considered a center for 
                        manufacturing innovation under 
                        subparagraph (A) or recognized as a 
                        center for manufacturing innovation 
                        under subparagraph (B); and
                          (II) as of such date of enactment, 
                        receives Federal financial assistance 
                        under subsection (d) or otherwise 
                        consistent with the purposes of this 
                        section; or
                          (ii) is under pending agency review 
                        for such recognition as of such date of 
                        enactment.
  (d) Financial Assistance to Establish and Support Centers for 
Manufacturing Innovation.--
          (1) In general.--In carrying out the Program, the 
        [Secretary] agency head shall award financial 
        assistance for a period of not less than 5 and not more 
        than 7 years to a person or group of persons to assist 
        the organization in planning, establishing, or 
        supporting a center for manufacturing innovation.
          (2) Application.--A person or group of persons 
        seeking financial assistance under paragraph (1) shall 
        submit to the [Secretary] agency head an application 
        therefor at such time, in such manner, and containing 
        such information as the [Secretary] agency head may 
        require. The application shall, at a minimum, describe 
        the specific sources and amounts of non-Federal 
        financial support for the center on the date financial 
        assistance is sought, as well as the anticipated 
        sources and amounts of non-Federal financial support 
        during the period for which the center could be 
        eligible for continued Federal financial assistance 
        under this section.
          (3) Open process.--In soliciting applications for 
        financial assistance under paragraph (1), the Secretary 
        shall ensure an open process that will allow for the 
        consideration of all applications relevant to advanced 
        manufacturing regardless of technology area.
          (4) Selection.--
                  [(A) Competitive, merit review.--In awarding 
                financial assistance under paragraph (1), the 
                Secretary shall use a competitive, merit review 
                process that includes peer review by a diverse 
                group of individuals with relevant expertise 
                from both the private and public sectors.]
                  (A) Competitive, merit review.--In awarding 
                financial assistance under paragraph (1), the 
                agency head shall--
                          (i) use a competitive, merit review 
                        process that includes peer review by a 
                        diverse group of individuals with 
                        relevant expertise from both the 
                        private and public sectors; and
                          (ii) ensure that the technology focus 
                        of a center for manufacturing 
                        innovation does not substantially 
                        duplicate the technology focus of any 
                        other center for manufacturing 
                        innovation.
                  (B) Participation in process.--
                          (i) In general.--No political 
                        appointee may participate on a peer 
                        review panel. The [Secretary] agency 
                        head shall implement a conflict of 
                        interest policy that ensures public 
                        transparency and accountability, and 
                        requires full disclosure of any real or 
                        potential conflicts of interest on the 
                        parts of individuals that participate 
                        in the merit selection process.
                          (ii) Definition.--For purposes of 
                        this subparagraph, the term ``political 
                        appointee'' means any individual who--
                                  (I) is employed in a position 
                                described under sections 5312 
                                through 5316 of title 5, United 
                                States Code, (relating to the 
                                Executive Schedule);
                                  (II) is a limited term 
                                appointee, limited emergency 
                                appointee, or noncareer 
                                appointee in the Senior 
                                Executive Service, as defined 
                                under paragraphs (5), (6), and 
                                (7), respectively, of section 
                                3132(a) of title 5, United 
                                States Code; or
                                  (III) is employed in a 
                                position in the executive 
                                branch of the Government of a 
                                confidential or policy-
                                determining character under 
                                schedule C of subpart C of part 
                                213 of title 5 of the Code of 
                                Federal Regulations.
                  [(C) Performance measurement, transparency, 
                and accountability.--For each award of 
                financial assistance under paragraph (1), the 
                Secretary shall--
                          [(i) make publicly available at the 
                        time of the award a description of the 
                        bases for the award, including an 
                        explanation of the relative merits of 
                        the winning applicant as compared to 
                        other applications received, if 
                        applicable; and
                          [(ii) develop and implement metrics-
                        based performance measures to assess 
                        the effectiveness of the activities 
                        funded.]
                  (C) Performance measurement, transparency, 
                and accountability.--For each award of 
                financial assistance under paragraph (1), the 
                agency head shall develop and implement 
                metrics-based performance standards to assess 
                the effectiveness of activities funded in 
                making progress toward the purposes of the 
                Program.
                  (D) Collaboration.--In awarding financial 
                assistance under paragraph (1), [the Secretary 
                shall, acting through the National Program 
                Office established under subsection (f)(1), 
                collaborate] agency head, in coordination with 
                the National Program Office, as appropriate, 
                shall collaborate with Federal departments and 
                agencies whose missions contribute to or are 
                affected by advanced manufacturing.
                  (E) Considerations.--In selecting a person 
                who submitted an application under paragraph 
                (2) for an award of financial assistance under 
                paragraph (1), the [Secretary] agency head 
                shall consider, at a minimum, the following:
                          (i) The potential of the center for 
                        manufacturing innovation to advance 
                        domestic manufacturing and the 
                        likelihood of economic impact, 
                        including the creation or preservation 
                        of jobs, in the predominant focus areas 
                        of the center for manufacturing 
                        innovation.
                          (ii) The commitment of continued 
                        financial support, advice, 
                        participation, and other contributions 
                        from non-Federal sources, to provide 
                        leverage and resources to promote a 
                        stable and sustainable business model 
                        without the need for long-term Federal 
                        funding.
                          (iii) Whether the financial support 
                        provided to the center for 
                        manufacturing innovation from non-
                        Federal sources significantly exceeds 
                        the requested Federal financial 
                        assistance.
                          (iv) How the center for manufacturing 
                        innovation will increase the non-
                        Federal investment in advanced 
                        manufacturing research in the United 
                        States.
                          (v) How the center for manufacturing 
                        innovation will engage with small and 
                        medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, 
                        to improve the capacity of such 
                        enterprises to commercialize new 
                        processes and technologies.
                          (vi) How the center for manufacturing 
                        innovation will carry out educational 
                        and workforce activities that meet 
                        industrial needs related to the 
                        predominant focus areas of the center.
                          (vii) How the center for 
                        manufacturing innovation will advance 
                        economic competitiveness and generate 
                        substantial benefits to the Nation that 
                        extend beyond the direct return to 
                        participants in the Program.
                          (viii) Whether the predominant focus 
                        of the center for manufacturing 
                        innovation is a manufacturing process, 
                        novel material, enabling technology, 
                        supply chain integration methodology, 
                        or other relevant aspect of advanced 
                        manufacturing that has not already been 
                        commercialized, marketed, distributed, 
                        or sold by another entity.
                          (ix) How the center for manufacturing 
                        innovation will strengthen and leverage 
                        the assets of a region.
                          (x) How the center for manufacturing 
                        will encourage the education and 
                        training of veterans and individuals 
                        with disabilities.
          (5) Limitations on awards.--
                  [(A) In general.--No award of financial 
                assistance may be made under paragraph (1) to a 
                center of manufacturing innovation after the 7-
                year period beginning on the date on which the 
                Secretary first awards financial assistance to 
                that center under that paragraph.]
                  (A) Term of award.--
                          (i) In general.--Subject to clause 
                        (ii), an award made to a center for 
                        manufacturing innovation may be renewed 
                        for an additional period not to exceed 
                        the duration of the original funding 
                        award, subject to a rigorous merit 
                        review. In awarding additional funds, 
                        the agency head shall consider the 
                        extent to which the center has made 
                        progress in achieving the purposes 
                        described in subsection (a) and 
                        carrying out the activities specified 
                        in subsection (c)(2).
                          (ii) Existing centers.--
                        Notwithstanding clause (i), a center 
                        already in existence or undergoing a 
                        renewal process on the date of 
                        enactment of the American Manufacturing 
                        Leadership Act--
                                  (I) may continue to receive 
                                support for the duration of the 
                                original funding award 
                                beginning on the date of 
                                establishment of that center; 
                                and
                                  (II) shall be eligible for 
                                renewal of that funding 
                                pursuant to clause (i).
                  (B) Matching funds and preferences.--The 
                total Federal financial assistance awarded to a 
                center of manufacturing innovation, including 
                the financial assistance under paragraph (1), 
                in a given year shall not exceed 50 percent of 
                the total funding of the center in that year, 
                except that the [Secretary] agency head may 
                make an exception in the case of large capital 
                facilities or equipment purchases. The 
                [Secretary] agency head shall give weighted 
                preference to applicants seeking less than the 
                maximum Federal share of funds allowed under 
                this paragraph.
                  (C) Funding decrease.--The amount of 
                financial assistance provided to a center of 
                manufacturing innovation under paragraph (1) 
                shall decrease after the second year of funding 
                for the center, and shall continue to decrease 
                thereafter in each year in which financial 
                assistance is provided, unless the [Secretary] 
                agency head determines that--
                          (i) the center is otherwise meeting 
                        its stated goals and metrics under this 
                        section;
                          (ii) unforeseen circumstances have 
                        altered the center's anticipated 
                        funding; and
                          (iii) the center can identify future 
                        non-Federal funding sources that would 
                        warrant a temporary exemption from the 
                        limitations established in this 
                        subparagraph.
  [(e) Funding.--
          [(1) General rule.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), no funds are authorized to be appropriated by the 
        Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 
        2014 for carrying out this section.
          [(2) Authority.--
                  [(A) NIST industrial technical services 
                account.--To the extent provided for in advance 
                by appropriations Acts, the Secretary may use 
                not to exceed $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal 
                years 2015 through 2024 to carry out this 
                section from amounts appropriated to the 
                Institute for Industrial Technical Services.
                  [(B) Energy efficiency and renewable energy 
                account.--To the extent provided for in advance 
                by appropriations Acts, the Secretary of Energy 
                may transfer to the Institute not to exceed 
                $250,000,000 for the period encompassing fiscal 
                years 2015 through 2024 for the Secretary to 
                carry out this section from amounts 
                appropriated for advanced manufacturing 
                research and development within the Energy 
                Efficiency and Renewable Energy account for the 
                Department of Energy.]
  (e) Grant Program for Public Service Activities for Centers 
for Manufacturing Innovation Without Federal Funding.--The 
Secretary may award grants on a competitive basis to centers of 
manufacturing innovation that are no longer recognized as such 
under subsection (c)(3)(C) to carry out workforce development, 
outreach to small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and other 
activities that--
          (1) are determined by the Secretary to be in the 
        national interest; and
          (2) are unlikely to receive private sector financial 
        support.
  (f) National Program Office.--
          (1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish, 
        within the Institute, the National Office of the 
        Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program (referred 
        to in this section as the ``National Program Office''), 
        which shall oversee and carry out the Program.
          (2) Functions.--The functions of the National Program 
        Office are--
                  (A) to oversee the planning, management, and 
                coordination of the Program;
                  (B) to enter into memorandums of 
                understanding with Federal departments and 
                agencies whose missions contribute to or are 
                affected by advanced manufacturing, to carry 
                out the purposes described in subsection 
                (a)(2);
                  (C) to develop, not later than 1 year after 
                the date of enactment of the Revitalize 
                American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 
                2014, and update not less frequently than once 
                every 3 years thereafter, a strategic plan to 
                guide the Program;
                  (D) to establish such procedures, processes, 
                and criteria as may be necessary and 
                appropriate to maximize cooperation and 
                coordinate the activities of the Program with 
                programs and activities of other Federal 
                departments and agencies whose missions 
                contribute to or are affected by advanced 
                manufacturing;
                  (E) to establish a clearinghouse of public 
                information related to the activities of the 
                Program; [and]
                  (F) to act as a convener of the Network[.];
                  (G) to work with non-sponsoring Federal 
                agencies to explore and develop options for 
                sponsoring centers for manufacturing innovation 
                at such agencies;
                  (H) to work with sponsoring Federal agencies 
                to develop and implement network-wide 
                performance goals with measurable targets and 
                timelines;
                  (I) to help develop pilot programs that may 
                be implemented by the centers for manufacturing 
                innovation to address specific purposes of the 
                Program, including to accelerate technology 
                transfer to the private sector; and
                  (J) to identify and disseminate best 
                practices for workforce education and training 
                across centers for manufacturing innovation and 
                further enhance collaboration among centers for 
                manufacturing innovation in developing and 
                implementing such practices.
          (3) Recommendations.--In developing and updating the 
        strategic plan under paragraph (2)(C), the Secretary 
        shall solicit recommendations and advice from a wide 
        range of stakeholders, including industry, small and 
        medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, research 
        universities, community colleges, and other relevant 
        organizations and institutions on an ongoing basis.
          (4) Report to congress.--Upon completion, the 
        Secretary shall transmit the strategic plan required 
        under paragraph (2)(C) to the Committee on Commerce, 
        Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the 
        House of Representatives.
          [(5) Hollings manufacturing extension partnership.--
        The Secretary shall ensure that the National Program 
        Office incorporates the Hollings Manufacturing 
        Extension Partnership into Program planning to ensure 
        that the results of the Program reach small and medium-
        sized entities.]
          (5) Hollings manufacturing extension partnership.--
        The Secretary shall ensure that the National Program 
        Office incorporates the Hollings Manufacturing 
        Extension Partnership into Program planning to ensure--
                  (A) significant outreach to, participation 
                of, and engagement of small- and medium-sized 
                manufacturers in centers for manufacturing 
                innovation across the entirety of the 
                manufacturing supply chain; and
                  (B) that the results of the Program, 
                including technologies developed by the 
                Program, reach small- and medium-sized 
                manufacturers and that such entities have 
                access to technical assistance, as appropriate, 
                in deploying those technologies.
          (6) Detailees.--Any Federal Government employee may 
        be detailed to the National Program Office without 
        reimbursement. Such detail shall be without 
        interruption or loss of civil service status or 
        privilege.
  (g) Reporting and Auditing.--
          (1) Annual reports to the secretary.--
                  (A) In general.--[The Secretary shall require 
                each recipient of financial assistance under 
                subsection (d)(1) to annually submit a report 
                to the Secretary] Each agency head shall 
                require each recipient of financial assistance 
                from that agency under subsection (d)(1) and 
                any other manufacturing centers considered to 
                be centers for manufacturing innovation 
                pursuant to subsection (c)(3) to annually 
                submit to the appropriate agency head a report 
                that describes the finances and performance of 
                the center for manufacturing innovation for 
                which such assistance was awarded. Each agency 
                head shall submit such reports to the 
                Secretary.
                  (B) Elements.--Each report submitted under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include--
                          (i) an accounting of expenditures of 
                        amounts awarded to the recipient under 
                        subsection (d)(1); and
                          (ii) consistent with the metrics-
                        based performance measures developed 
                        and implemented by the Secretary under 
                        this section, a description of the 
                        performance of the center for 
                        manufacturing innovation with respect 
                        to--
                                  (I) its goals, plans, 
                                financial support, and 
                                accomplishments; and
                                  (II) how the center for 
                                manufacturing innovation has 
                                furthered the purposes 
                                described in subsection (a)(2).
          (2) Annual reports to congress.--
                  (A) In general.--Not less frequently than 
                once each year until December 31, 2024, the 
                Secretary shall submit a report to Congress 
                that describes the performance of the Program 
                during the most recent 1-year period.
                  (B) Elements.--Each report submitted under 
                subparagraph (A) shall include, for the period 
                covered by the report--
                          (i) a summary and assessment of the 
                        reports received by the Secretary under 
                        paragraph (1);
                          (ii) an accounting of the funds 
                        expended by the Secretary under the 
                        Program, including any temporary 
                        exemptions granted from the 
                        requirements of subsection (d)(5)(C);
                          (iii) an assessment of the 
                        participation in, and contributions to, 
                        the Network by any centers for 
                        manufacturing innovation not receiving 
                        financial assistance under subsection 
                        (d)(1); and
                          (iv) an assessment of the Program 
                        with respect to meeting the purposes 
                        described in subsection (a)(2).
          [(3) Assessments by gao.--
                  [(A) Assessments.--Not less frequently than 
                once every 2 years, the Comptroller General 
                shall submit to Congress an assessment of the 
                operation of the Program during the most recent 
                2-year period.
                  [(B) Final assessment.--Not later than 
                December 31, 2024, the Comptroller General 
                shall submit to Congress a final report 
                regarding the overall success of the Program.
                  [(C) Elements.--Each assessment submitted 
                under subparagraph (A) or (B) shall include, 
                for the period covered by the report--
                          [(i) a review of the management, 
                        coordination, and industry utility of 
                        the Program;
                          [(ii) an assessment of the extent to 
                        which the Program has furthered the 
                        purposes described in subsection 
                        (a)(2);
                          [(iii) such recommendations for 
                        legislative and administrative action 
                        as the Comptroller General considers 
                        appropriate to improve the Program; and
                          [(iv) an assessment as to whether any 
                        prior recommendations for improvement 
                        made by the Comptroller General have 
                        been implemented or adopted.]
          (3) Assessments by gao.--
                  (A) Assessments.--Not less frequently than 
                once every 3 years, the Comptroller General 
                shall submit to Congress an assessment of the 
                operation of the Program during the most recent 
                3-year period, including an assessment of the 
                progress made towards achieving the goals 
                specified in the national strategic plan for 
                advanced manufacturing under section 102(b)(7) 
                of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 
                2010 (42 U.S.C. 6622(b)(7)).
                  (B) Elements.--Each assessment submitted 
                under subparagraph (A) shall include, for the 
                period covered by the report--
                          (i) a review of the management, 
                        coordination, and industry utility of 
                        the Program;
                          (ii) an assessment of the extent to 
                        which the Program has furthered the 
                        purposes described in subsection 
                        (a)(2);
                          (iii) such recommendations for 
                        legislative and administrative action 
                        as the Comptroller General considers 
                        appropriate to improve the Program; and
                          (iv) an assessment as to whether any 
                        prior recommendations for improvement 
                        made by the Comptroller General have 
                        been implemented or adopted.
  (h) Additional Authorities.--
          (1) Appointment of personnel and contracts.--The 
        Secretary may appoint such personnel and enter into 
        such contracts, financial assistance agreements, and 
        other agreements as the Secretary considers necessary 
        or appropriate to carry out the Program, including 
        support for research and development activities 
        involving a center for manufacturing innovation.
          (2) Transfer of funds.--Of amounts available under 
        the authority provided by [subsection (e)] subsection 
        (k), the Secretary may transfer to other Federal 
        agencies such sums as the Secretary considers necessary 
        or appropriate to carry out the Program. No funds so 
        transferred may be used to reimburse or otherwise pay 
        for the costs of financial assistance incurred or 
        commitments of financial assistance made prior to the 
        date of enactment of the Revitalize American 
        Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014.
          (3) Authority of other agencies.--In the event that 
        the Secretary exercises the authority to transfer funds 
        to another agency under paragraph (2), such agency may 
        accept such funds to award and administer, under the 
        same conditions and constraints applicable to the 
        Secretary, all aspects of financial assistance awards 
        under this section.
          (4) Use of resources.--In furtherance of the purposes 
        of the Program, the Secretary may use, with the consent 
        of a covered entity and with or without reimbursement, 
        the land, services, equipment, personnel, and 
        facilities of such covered entity.
          (5) Acceptance of resources.--In addition to amounts 
        appropriated to carry out the Program, the Secretary 
        may accept funds, services, equipment, personnel, and 
        facilities from any covered entity to carry out the 
        Program, subject to the same conditions and constraints 
        otherwise applicable to the Secretary under this 
        section and such funds may only be obligated to the 
        extent provided for in advance by appropriations Acts.
          (6) Covered entity.--For purposes of this subsection, 
        a covered entity is any Federal department, Federal 
        agency, instrumentality of the United States, State, 
        local government, tribal government, territory, or 
        possession of the United States, or of any political 
        subdivision thereof, or international organization, or 
        any public or private entity or individual.
          (6) Collaborations with other federal agencies.--The 
        Secretary shall collaborate with Federal agencies whose 
        missions contribute to, or are affected by, advanced 
        manufacturing to identify and leverage existing 
        resources at such Federal agencies to assist centers of 
        manufacturing innovation in carrying out the purposes 
        of the program specified in subsection (a)(2). Such 
        existing resources may include programs--
                  (A) at the Department of Labor relating to 
                labor and apprenticeships;
                  (B) at the Economic Development 
                Administration relating to regional innovation, 
                such as the Regional Innovation Strategies 
                program;
                  (C) at the Department of Education relating 
                to workforce development, education, training, 
                and retraining;
                  (D) at the Department of Defense relating to 
                procurement and other authorities of the 
                Department of Defense;
                  (E) at the Food and Drug Administration 
                relating to biopharmaceutical manufacturing;
                  (F) at the National Science Foundation, 
                including the Advanced Technological Education 
                program;
                  (G) at the National Aeronautics and Space 
                Administration relating to procurement, 
                workforce development, education, training, and 
                retraining; and
                  (H) additional programs that the Secretary 
                determines are appropriate to support the 
                activities of existing centers for 
                manufacturing innovation.
  (i) Patents.--Chapter 18 of title 35, United States Code, 
shall apply to any funding agreement (as defined in section 201 
of that title) awarded to new or existing centers for 
manufacturing innovation.
  (j) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Agency head.--The term ``agency head'' means the 
        head of a Federal agency that is providing financial 
        assistance for a center of manufacturing innovation, 
        including the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary 
        of Energy.
          (2) Regional innovation cluster.--The term ``regional 
        innovation cluster'' has the meaning given such term in 
        section 27(f)(1) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology 
        Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3722(f)(1)).
  (k) Authorization of Appropriations.--
          (1) NIST.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
        the Secretary to carry out this section $25,000,000 for 
        each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
          (2) Reservation.--Of the amount made available under 
        paragraph (1) the Secretary shall reserve not less than 
        $5,000,000 for the National Office of the Network for 
        Manufacturing Innovation Program established under 
        subsection (f).
          (3) Department of energy.--For centers of 
        manufacturing innovation operated by the Department of 
        Energy, there are authorized to be appropriated to the 
        Secretary of Energy--
                  (A) $70,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
                2020, 2021, and 2022; and
                  (B) $84,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2023 
                and 2024.

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SEC. 27. REGIONAL INNOVATION PROGRAM.

  (a) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a regional 
innovation program to encourage and support the development of 
regional innovation strategies, including regional innovation 
clusters.
  (b) Cluster Grants.--
          (1) In general.--As part of the program established 
        under subsection (a), the Secretary may award grants on 
        a competitive basis to eligible recipients for 
        activities relating to the formation and development of 
        regional innovation clusters.
          (2) Permissible activities.--Grants awarded under 
        this subsection may be used for activities determined 
        appropriate by the Secretary, including the following:
                  (A) Feasibility studies.
                  (B) Planning activities.
                  (C) Technical assistance.
                  (D) Developing or strengthening communication 
                and collaboration between and among 
                participants of a regional innovation cluster.
                  (E) Attracting additional participants to a 
                regional innovation cluster.
                  (F) Facilitating market development of 
                products and services developed by a regional 
                innovation cluster, including through 
                demonstration, deployment, technology transfer, 
                and commercialization activities.
                  (G) Developing relationships between a 
                regional innovation cluster and entities or 
                clusters in other regions.
                  (H) Interacting with the public and State and 
                local governments to meet the goals of the 
                cluster.
                  (I) Developing relationships at the local 
                level to build supply chains and use existing 
                capabilities of entities operating on that 
                level to bring economic growth to suburban and 
                rural areas.
          (3) Eligible recipient defined.--In this subsection, 
        the term ``eligible recipient'' means--
                  (A) a State;
                  (B) an Indian tribe;
                  (C) a city or other political subdivision of 
                a State;
                  (D) an entity that--
                          (i) is a nonprofit organization, an 
                        institution of higher education, a 
                        public-private partnership, a science 
                        or research park, a Federal laboratory, 
                        or an economic development organization 
                        or similar entity; and
                          (ii) has an application that is 
                        supported by a State or a political 
                        subdivision of a State; or
                  (E) a consortium of any of the entities 
                described in subparagraphs (A) through (D).
          (4) Application.--
                  (A) In general.--An eligible recipient shall 
                submit an application to the Secretary at such 
                time, in such manner, and containing such 
                information and assurances as the Secretary may 
                require.
                  (B) Components.--The application shall 
                include, at a minimum, a description of the 
                regional innovation cluster supported by the 
                proposed activity, including a description of--
                          (i) whether the regional innovation 
                        cluster is supported by the private 
                        sector, State and local governments, 
                        and other relevant stakeholders;
                          (ii) how the existing participants in 
                        the regional innovation cluster will 
                        encourage and solicit participation by 
                        all types of entities that might 
                        benefit from participation, including 
                        newly formed entities and those rival 
                        existing participants;
                          (iii) the extent to which the 
                        regional innovation cluster is likely 
                        to stimulate innovation and have a 
                        positive impact on regional economic 
                        growth and development;
                          (iv) whether the participants in the 
                        regional innovation cluster have access 
                        to, or contribute to, a well-trained 
                        workforce;
                          (v) whether the participants in the 
                        regional innovation cluster are capable 
                        of attracting additional funds from 
                        non-Federal sources; and
                          (vi) the likelihood that the 
                        participants in the regional innovation 
                        cluster will be able to sustain 
                        activities once grant funds under this 
                        subsection have been expended.
                  (C) Special consideration.--The Secretary 
                shall give special consideration to 
                applications from regions that contain 
                communities negatively impacted by trade.
          (5) Special consideration.--The Secretary shall give 
        special consideration to an eligible recipient who 
        agrees to collaborate with local workforce investment 
        area boards.
          (6) Cost share.--The Secretary may not provide more 
        than 50 percent of the total cost of any activity 
        funded under this subsection.
          (7) Outreach to rural communities.--The Secretary 
        shall conduct outreach to public and private sector 
        entities in rural communities to encourage those 
        entities to participate in regional innovation cluster 
        activities under this subsection.
          (8) Funding.--The Secretary may accept funds from 
        other Federal agencies to support grants and activities 
        under this subsection.
  (c) Regional Innovation Research and Information Program.--
          (1) In general.--As part of the program established 
        under subsection (a), the Secretary shall establish a 
        regional innovation research and information program--
                  (A) to gather, analyze, and disseminate 
                information on best practices for regional 
                innovation strategies (including regional 
                innovation clusters), including information 
                relating to how innovation, productivity, and 
                economic development can be maximized through 
                such strategies;
                  (B) to provide technical assistance, 
                including through the development of technical 
                assistance guides, for the development and 
                implementation of regional innovation 
                strategies (including regional innovation 
                clusters);
                  (C) to support the development of relevant 
                metrics and measurement standards to evaluate 
                regional innovation strategies (including 
                regional innovation clusters), including the 
                extent to which such strategies stimulate 
                innovation, productivity, and economic 
                development; and
                  (D) to collect and make available data on 
                regional innovation cluster activity in the 
                United States, including data on--
                          (i) the size, specialization, and 
                        competitiveness of regional innovation 
                        clusters;
                          (ii) the regional domestic product 
                        contribution, total jobs and earnings 
                        by key occupations, establishment size, 
                        nature of specialization, patents, 
                        Federal research and development 
                        spending, and other relevant 
                        information for regional innovation 
                        clusters; and
                          (iii) supply chain product and 
                        service flows within and between 
                        regional innovation clusters.
          (2) Research grants.--The Secretary may award 
        research grants on a competitive basis to support and 
        further the goals of the program established under this 
        subsection.
          (3) Dissemination of information.--Data and analysis 
        compiled by the Secretary under the program established 
        in this subsection shall be made available to other 
        Federal agencies, State and local governments, and 
        nonprofit and for-profit entities.
          (4) Regional innovation grant program.--The Secretary 
        shall incorporate data and analysis relating to any 
        grant under subsection (b) into the program established 
        under this subsection.
  (d) Interagency Coordination.--
          (1) In general.--To the maximum extent practicable, 
        the Secretary shall ensure that the activities carried 
        out under this section are coordinated with, and do not 
        duplicate the efforts of, other programs at the 
        Department of Commerce or other Federal agencies.
          (2) Collaboration.--
                  (A) In general.--The Secretary shall explore 
                and pursue collaboration with other Federal 
                agencies, including through multiagency funding 
                opportunities, on regional innovation 
                strategies.
                  (B) Small businesses.--The Secretary shall 
                ensure that such collaboration with Federal 
                agencies prioritizes the needs and challenges 
                of small businesses.
  (e) Evaluation.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the 
        date of enactment of the Revitalize American 
        Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014, the Secretary 
        shall enter into a contract with an independent entity, 
        such as the National Academy of Sciences, to conduct an 
        evaluation of the program established under subsection 
        (a).
          (2) Requirements.--The evaluation shall include--
                  (A) whether the program is achieving its 
                goals;
                  (B) any recommendations for how the program 
                may be improved; and
                  (C) a recommendation as to whether the 
                program should be continued or terminated.
  (f) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Regional innovation cluster.--The term ``regional 
        innovation cluster'' means a geographically bounded 
        network of similar, synergistic, or complementary 
        entities that--
                  (A) are engaged in or with a particular 
                industry sector and its related sectors;
                  (B) have active channels for business 
                transactions and communication;
                  (C) share specialized infrastructure, labor 
                markets, and services; and
                  (D) leverage the region's unique competitive 
                strengths to stimulate innovation and create 
                jobs.
          (2) State.--The term ``State'' means one of the 
        several States, the District of Columbia, the 
        Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, 
        American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
        Mariana Islands, or any other territory or possession 
        of the United States.
  (g) Funding.--
          (1) General rule.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), no funds are authorized to be appropriated by the 
        Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 
        2014 for carrying out this section.
          (2) Authority.--To the extent provided for in advance 
        by appropriations Acts, the Secretary may use not to 
        exceed $10,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2015 
        through [2019] 2024 to carry out this section from 
        amounts appropriated for economic development 
        assistance programs.

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              XX. Proceedings of the Full Committee Markup

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    Chairwoman Johnson. Without objection, the bill is 
considered as read and open to amendment at any point.
    I recognize Ms. Stevens for 5 minutes on the bill.
    Ms. Stevens. Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson.
    We are thrilled by H.R. 2397, the American Manufacturing 
Leadership Act, this bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and 
strengthen the Manufacturing USA program. The Manufacturing USA 
program is a longstanding initiative that has gone a long way 
to support advanced manufacturing in various research 
concentrations all throughout the country.
    The earliest Institute out of Manufacturing USA, America 
Makes, was stood up in Youngstown, Ohio, in 2012 for the 
purpose of propelling 3-D printing applications and workforce 
training models. The National Network for Manufacturing 
Innovation, later renamed Manufacturing USA, was formalized in 
the Revitalized American and Manufacturing and Innovation Act 
of 2014 to support R&D, tech transfer, and R&D efforts in 
various research concentrations. Today, there are 14 institutes 
in the network, including the LIFT Institute in southeastern 
Michigan, LIFT standing for Lightweight Innovations.
    As we heard in our Committee hearing on advanced 
manufacturing back in March, the strength of these institutions 
lies in the public-private partnership. The private partners, 
who contribute at least 50 percent of the cost, come together 
to collaborate on precompetitive R&D projects in specific 
technology areas. They are only able to do this because of the 
support from the Federal Government in the planning, 
development, management, and operations for each of the 
institutes. The Federal funding also helps research, education, 
and outreach activities that the private sector is unlikely to 
support on its own.
    The Manufacturing USA Institutes provide critical U.S. 
global leadership in advanced manufacturing. They also serve as 
unique collaborative platforms. Collaboration is the way to 
success in the 21st century for U.S. industry and academia to 
exchange their expertise, to solve challenges, and push the 
bounds of innovation. In 2017 alone, Manufacturing USA raised 
almost $180 million in investments from the private sector from 
nearly 1,300 manufacturers, universities, community colleges, 
government labs, and NGO's.
    The program is making great strides in workforce 
development as well. For example, in 2017 the LIFT Institute 
reached over 160,000 students across the country through 
innovative web-based curricula, as well as in-person training 
programs. The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation 
Institute has also catalogued the job profiles specific to the 
digital manufacturing space and the changing nature of our 
transforming economy, our IOT economy, creating a taxonomy that 
many companies, large and small, have utilized to create 
workforce planning and job-training in-house, as well as 
planning for future hiring.
    H.R. 2397, the American Manufacturing Leadership Act, or 
AMLA, will ensure that the program can continue to contribute 
to the growth of our domestic advanced manufacturing industry 
and an advanced manufacturing workforce to fill the high-
skilled jobs of the future.
    We will never be able to compete by trying to re-create 
yesterday. We must manufacture our future. We must continue to 
push the boundaries of innovation, to grow the industries of 
tomorrow, to win that future. H.R. 2397 reauthorizes 
Manufacturing USA through the year 2024 and extends the 
requirements of the original RAMI act to all agencies. This is 
an interagency effort that sponsors centers for manufacturing 
innovation.
    We would like to be clear today that each agency that funds 
institutes will continue to manage its own institutes with a 
significant amount of flexibility in how they do so. This 
legislation only seeks to standardize some of the performance 
metrics and reporting, strengthen coordination, increase 
engagement of small manufacturers to help build out the entire 
supply chain, and ensure each institute prioritizes education 
and workforce training needs specific to its own technology 
area.
    Finally, this bill authorizes a total of $125 million for 
NIST over 5 years, as well as $378 million for the Department 
of Energy. These funds will enable each agency to continue 
funding their current institutes to stand--and to stand up at 
least one additional institute in Fiscal Year 2020 and each 
year after.
    I am particularly delighted to have been joined by 
colleagues on both sides of the aisle to introduce H.R. 2397. I 
would like to thank Chairwoman Johnson, Representatives 
Balderson and Gonzalez. This might be one of the few instances 
where Ohio and Michigan really come together to win, and the 
sponsors of the original RAMI Act, Representatives Kennedy and 
Reed, for their partnership in leading this legislation and for 
being such great champions for advanced manufacturing.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Ms. Stevens.
    Does anyone else wish to be recognized?
    Mr. Lamb. Madam Chair, I have an amendment at the desk. 
Which we can take up later, thank you.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr. Balderson.
    Mr. Lamb. Too soon.
    Mr. Balderson. Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you to my 
colleague from Michigan. And one of your coaches up there is 
from my hometown, so I agree with you on a couple of things, so 
thank you.
    I am a proud original cosponsor of the Research and 
Technology Subcommittee Chairwoman Haley Stevens' bill, the 
American Manufacturing Leadership Act. Because our Nation's 
economy relies on the manufacturing industry, it must 
prioritize policies that strengthen it.
    In my home State of Ohio the manufacturing industry 
accounts for 16.6 of total output and employs 12.5 percent of 
our workforce or 692,000 employees. All told, manufacturing 
produced $107 billion worth of output in Ohio in 2017 and 
continues to grow each day.
    H.R. 2397 will strengthen our Nation's largest investment 
in advancing manufacturing. The Manufacturing USA program has 
thrived in the past 7 years since its creation and built on 
that success to strengthen our manufacturing workforce. This 
bill would reauthorize the successful Revitalize American 
Manufacturing and Innovation of 2014 and extend it to all 
agencies sponsoring centers for manufacturing innovation 
allowing more of those that invest in manufacturing to benefit 
from this program.
    It would further strengthen the institutes' role in 
advanced manufacturing workforce development, something I am 
deeply passionate about, along with outreach to and inclusion 
of small and medium-sized businesses, which are vital to the 
American economy.
    H.R. 2397 also puts important checks, balances, and 
oversight into place by encouraging the program office to 
develop a pilot program for the institutes, as well as identify 
for and--to best educate workforce training practices. It would 
also expand Manufacturing USA's authorities to collaborate with 
other agencies, including to develop network-wide performance 
goals.
    In addition, while this bill would authorize agencies to 
renew institutes for an additional period of funding, allowing 
those institutes to meet their ultimate goals, this would only 
be allowed following a redress review of the institutes' 
progress toward meeting measurable goals.
    The manufacturing industry is a pillar of the American 
economy and drives many of the other industries that make up 
our country's annual GDP. Without the manufacturing industry, 
the American economy would cease to exist. H.R. 2397 would 
expand on manufacturing programs with proven success and 
accelerate our Nation's progress in advancing advanced 
manufacturing. Ultimately, this legislation leverages existing 
programs across the Federal Government to help Manufacturing 
USA achieve its goals.
    Finally, as an advocate for small business and workforce 
development, I'm excited that this bill expands to include more 
small and medium-sized manufacturing since they are the 
lifeline of our Nation's economy.
    Once again, I thank the Chair for her support. I thank my 
colleague from Michigan for her leadership on this legislation 
and urge the Committee's supportive H.R. 2397.
    With that, I yield back the balance of my time, Madam 
Chair.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Balderson. Anyone else?
    The Chair recognizes Mr. Gonzalez.
    Mr. Gonzalez. Thank you, Madam Chair Johnson and Ranking 
Member Lucas. Thank you for being so bipartisan. This Committee 
gives me so much hope. I enjoy every minute I'm in here, and I 
know it's because the two of you are providing excellent 
leadership, so thank you so much.
    Also, Madam Chair Stevens, for your leadership on this 
legislation. I also want to thank my colleagues, Congressman 
Balderson, Reed, and Kennedy and the Committee staff on both 
sides of the aisle for their tireless work on this legislation. 
I'm thrilled to see the implementation of provisions addressing 
workforce needs and that the legislation has adopted tailored 
strategies to reduce the growing skills gap in advanced 
manufacturing. I'm also pleased to see that grants awarded by 
using a competitive merit review process that includes 
expertise from both the private and public sectors.
    The American Manufacturing Leadership Act is a good piece 
of legislation that prioritizes funding for small and medium-
sized businesses, the real backbone and pillar of our economy. 
As our manufacturing sector goes, so does our economy and the 
ability for millions of Americans to put food on their table.
    Northeast Ohio relies on the strength of our manufacturing 
industry with 41,000 people in my district directly working in 
manufacturing and contributing $2.2 billion annually in 
payroll. This bill would go a long way in helping my community 
maintain a competitive edge against competitors abroad. With 
other countries such as China and Germany having a more 
coordinated effort and ramping up their investments to develop 
advanced manufacturing technologies, we need to do more to 
ensure our country stays ahead of the game and prevails as the 
leader of the world in the invention of technologies.
    Finally, I am glad we are here today working in a 
bipartisan way to tackle the issues of the present and future. 
I believe we are in a pivotal moment where new technologies in 
digital manufacturing, 3-D printing, and advanced robotics, 
just to name a few, are being deployed at a rapid pace, and 
whichever country or countries are able to deploy them at the 
fastest rate is going to win the technology race.
    I encourage my colleagues to support the underlying 
legislation and the competitiveness of American manufacturing.
    And with that, I yield back.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Gonzalez.
    Any other Members wishing to be recognized?
    Seeing none, then the first amendment on the roster is an 
amendment offered by the gentlelady from Michigan, and you are 
recognized to present your amendment.
    Ms. Stevens. Thank you, Madam Chair. I have an amendment at 
the desk.
    Chairwoman Johnson. The clerk will read the amendment.
    The Clerk. Amendment number 1, Manager's Amendment offered 
by Ms. Stevens.
    [The amendment of Ms. Stevens follows:]

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    Chairwoman Johnson. I ask unanimous consent to dispense 
with the reading, and without objection, so ordered.
    I recognize the gentlelady for 5 minutes to explain her 
amendment.
    Ms. Stevens. My amendment makes technical and conforming 
corrections to the underlying bill, the American Manufacturing 
Leadership Act. This amendment also corrects an unintentional 
disparity where the original bill only authorized funding for 
the Department of Energy for 4 years, although funding for the 
National Institute for Science and Technology was authorized 
for 5 years. This is corrected, so funding for the Department 
of Energy is authorized for 5 years as well. And it's--I think 
it's Standards and Technology. Thank you.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you very much. Are there further 
discussions on the----
    Mr. Lucas. Madam Chair?
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr. Lucas.
    Mr. Lucas. Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson. This amendment 
provides technical changes to this legislation and incorporates 
the feedback from relevant stakeholders. I encourage my 
colleagues to support this amendment and yield back, Madam 
Chair.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you.
    Any further comments?
    Hearing none, the vote will occur on the amendment.
    All those in favor, say aye.
    Those opposed, no.
    The ayes have it, and the amendment is agreed to.
    The next amendment on the roster is an amendment offered by 
the gentleman from Pennsylvania, and he is recognized to offer 
an amendment, Mr. Lamb.
    Mr. Lamb. Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. I have an amendment 
at the desk.
    Chairwoman Johnson. The clerk will read the amendment.
    The Clerk. Amendment number 2 offered by Mr. Lamb and Mr. 
Gonzalez.
    [The amendment of Mr. Lamb follows:]

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    Chairwoman Johnson. I ask unanimous consent to dispense 
with the reading. Without objection, so ordered.
    And I recognize the gentleman to explain the amendment.
    Mr. Lamb. Thank you, ma'am.
    I want to thank Ms. Stevens for offering this great bill 
and for giving it probably the perfect title. I think that what 
this is really about is American leadership in manufacturing. I 
think for a long time we were able to get by by having a work 
force that basically suited the needs of manufacturing and by 
engaging leadership in science and basic research and making 
big jumps ahead, but while that was happening, a lot of other 
places in the world were developing entire manufacturing 
systems to compete with us, and it all came to a head 
eventually in places like Pennsylvania and Michigan and Ohio, 
which are well-represented on this Committee have seen a lot of 
loss for the past couple of generations. And entire towns that 
were supported by the manufacturing system we used to have, 
have been hollowed out and really hurt by this. Families have 
been hurt.
    This is about one way that we can continue to lead the 
world is by providing jobs that actually take care of these 
families and support whole communities and small towns. And 
we've gotten away from that. And a choice faces us now of 
whether we're going to step up and take the lead on their 
behalf again in this new world, in this world in which we have 
lost 5 million of these manufacturing jobs as the economy has 
changed and globalization has happened, most of them to China.
    I think we can win the jobs that are the future. We're not 
going to probably get those 5 million back, but we can create 
another five in some of the new industries that are coming. And 
in western Pennsylvania we have a great example of that in the 
Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute that we have mostly 
at Carnegie Mellon University. They have already done great 
work with companies across the region to help them step up and 
create more and more of these great family sustaining jobs in 
an area that is vital to our national security, as well as our 
economy. So we want to see these programs extended.
    That's the focus of my amendment really is that these 14 
manufacturing institutes that we have, Federal funding is going 
to dry up for some of them at some point. They were not meant 
to be funded fully the way they are now forever. However, some 
of their work must go on, and some of it is of a public good 
nature because they're working on problems that are longer and 
more difficult than any individual private sector company can 
do on their own.
    So our goal is to have them be eligible for competitive 
grants from the Federal Government going forward to continue 
this important work both in advanced robotics like we have in 
western Pennsylvania but in all the areas that they focus on.
    So that's the focus of this amendment. I hope that everyone 
will support it, and I would like to yield the balance of my 
time to Mr. Gonzalez from Ohio, who has helped lead on this 
amendment.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Lamb. Mr. Gonzalez.
    Mr. Gonzalez. I want to thank my colleague, Mr. Lamb, for 
yielding and for partnering with me on this important 
amendment.
    I agree with everything you just said about the future of 
American manufacturing and why it's so important that we invest 
in the future of our economy knowing that we're competing 
against China, that the economy is changing with automation, 
globalization, et cetera. We need to lead the way, and I 
believe that starts here.
    This amendment would directly help America Makes Center 
located near my district in Youngstown, Ohio, which is 
established in 2012 to work as a national accelerator for added 
manufacturing and 3D Printing. America Makes should be able to 
continue its important work even when the Federal funding has 
ended, and this amendment helps the center achieve that.
    Again, I encourage all my colleagues to support this 
amendment, I thank Mr. Lamb, and with that, I yield back.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Gonzalez.
    Any further comments or request for recognition?
    Hearing none, the vote then occurs on the amendment.
    All in favor, say aye.
    Those opposed, nay.
    The ayes have it, and the amendment is adopted.
    The next amendment on the roster is Mr. Posey's amendment, 
and--the gentleman from Florida, and he is recognized for an 
explanation.
    Mr. Posey. Thank you, Madam Chair. I have an amendment at 
the desk.
    Chairwoman Johnson. The clerk will report the amendment.
    The Clerk. Amendment number 3 offered by Mr. Posey and Mr. 
Lamb.
    [The amendment of Mr. Posey and Mr. Lamb follows:]

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    Chairwoman Johnson. I ask unanimous consent to dispense 
with the reading, and without objection, so ordered.
    I recognize the gentleman for 5 minutes to explain the 
amendment.
    Mr. Posey. Thank you, Madam Chair.
    This amendment introduced by Representative Lamb and me 
will allow this program to corroborate with NASA. The main 
focus will be to strengthen advanced manufacturing and develop 
a highly skilled work force for NASA.
    Advanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technology 
to improve products or processes. One type of manufacturing 
used by the space industry is additive manufacturing. It's a 
process that adds material to create an object. One subject is 
3D Printing that we're all familiar with. Additive 
manufacturing is a gamechanger and would help keep America and 
particularly America's space industry in the forefront. This 
amendment will help NASA to train people for these high-tech 
jobs.
    Additionally, it will help with research and development of 
this emerging technology. For example, this technology is being 
used now on the rocket engine for the Space Launch System that 
reduces costs and time. One part used to require over 100 
welds. Now, it has only one weld. Blue Origin and SpaceX are 
both taking advantage of this new technology. This has 
decreased the time from 3 years to only one 3-month period to 
manufacture this particular part. This is all because of 
additive manufacturing.
    I'd like to thank Representative Lamb for co-leading with 
me on this amendment, and my thanks go out to you, Madam Chair 
in the Ranking Member, for accepting this important amendment.
    Thank you, I yield back.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Posey.
    Any other comments on this amendment?
    Hearing none, all those in favor of the amendment, say aye.
    Those opposed, nay.
    Hearing none, then the amendment is adopted.
    We have a Weber amendment next, and--the gentleman from 
Texas, and he is recognized to offer the amendment.
    Mr. Weber. Thank you, Madam Chair. I have an amendment at 
the desk.
    Chairwoman Johnson. The clerk will read the amendment--
report the amendment.
    The Clerk. Amendment number 4 offered by Mr. Weber.
    [The amendment of Mr. Weber follows:]

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    Chairwoman Johnson. And I ask unanimous consent to dispense 
with the reading. Without objection, so ordered.
    I recognize the gentleman for 5 minutes to explain his 
amendment.
    Mr. Weber. Thank you, Madam Chair.
    This amendment reinstates the sunset for funding provided 
under this legislation. I so appreciated the gentleman from 
Pennsylvania Conor Lamb's comments earlier when he said 
programs weren't meant to be funded forever. This amendment 
supports the original intent of Congress when we established 
this program.
    We provided finite, finite--and I emphasize finite 
resources to fund manufacturing capabilities for industry to 
develop new technologies, but once technologies matured, 
industry was intended to take the lead. Now, I'm willing to 
consider reauthorizing this program for a defined 7-year 
period, but isn't it our job as an authorizing Committee to 
wisely allocate Federal research dollars in the long term? And 
we cannot do that when programs are authorized in perpetuity.
    Some of you will remember that Ronald Reagan said the 
closest thing on Earth to eternity was a Federal program, so we 
want to be careful with that. And by the way, at the end of the 
7 years, Ed Perlmutter would be 73. Today's his birthday, so we 
want to wish him happy birthday.
    We know that industry has the skills and resources to 
commercialize new technologies but they often lack the tools 
and facilities needed to develop groundbreaking technologies. 
So while it makes sense to invest in the kinds of capabilities 
and tools provided by these manufacturing innovation centers, 
eventually industry needs to step up to the plate as each area 
of technology becomes more mature. With finite dollars--again I 
emphasize finite--we cannot support new research programs 
without winding down old ones once we reach those technology 
goals.
    If we fail to provide an end date for a program's funding, 
we throw a wrench in the research cycle and could actually both 
eliminate industry's motivation to bring these new technologies 
to the next stage and inhibit DOE and NIST's ability to enable 
innovations in new areas.
    A sunset provision also forces us--that's Congress--to do 
our job here and regularly reevaluate the legislation we enact 
to make sure programs are all still operating effectively, as 
well as efficiently. In fact, the original sunset provision is 
why we're holding a markup today on a bill that includes a 
number of important bipartisan reforms and improvements to the 
original legislation. We're making those technological changes. 
We're mending it. We're making it better. I think regularly 
revisiting and updating our work is a good thing.
    I believe by adopting my amendment and including a sunset 
after a 7-year period, we take a responsible approach to 
investing taxpayer dollars while retaining our ability to 
change course within the constantly evolving technology 
landscape.
    So I want to encourage my colleagues to wish Ed a happy 
birthday and support this amendment.
    Madam Chair, I yield back.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Weber. I recognize 
myself to speak on the amendment.
    Unfortunately, I must oppose it. I heard what you said, and 
it was impressive, just not convincing. The Manufacturing USA 
program is the United States' largest investment in advanced 
manufacturing with an annual investment of Federal funding of 
around $200 million. Moreover, the private sector is already 
matching that investment two-to-one.
    Other countries recognize the value of investing in 
advanced manufacturing and are dedicating 10 times the amount, 
with Germany operating a $2 billion network of advanced 
manufacturing institutes. Moreover, these countries are in it 
for the long term, decades even without any discussion of 
sunsets. They understand that technology development takes 
time. We didn't invent the personal computer in a day, and we 
should not expect the development and demonstration of advanced 
manufacturing techniques to occur overnight either.
    Also a matter of policy I do not think we should be putting 
sunsets in programs that we authorize. The appropriators, with 
approval by the full Congress, makes decisions on an annual 
basis as to whether a program continues to merit Federal 
support. Similarly, agencies already have the authority to stop 
funding any Institute if it is no longer meeting the goals or 
if it is clear that the private sector can and will continue 
without Federal support.
    Finally, as authorizers, we can always revisit these 
questions ourselves through oversight and further 
reauthorizations. Putting a sunset in a law preemptively is not 
smart policy if we are committed to ensuring the best return on 
our Federal investment. Securing long-term financial support 
for the Manufacturing USA program is our best shot for 
reclaiming American leadership in advanced manufacturing across 
the globe. For that reason, I must oppose this amendment and 
remind us all that this is a reauthorization that we are 
discussing today.
    I yield back.
    Mr. Lucas. Madam Chair?
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr. Lucas.
    Mr. Lucas. Madam Chair, first, let me note to the Committee 
that I always have a certain hesitation about stepping between 
two Texans who are in a state of disagreement. That can be a 
challenging position. But I would say this amendment does 
restore the sunset provision of the underlying legislation, and 
while I'm supportive of the underlying bill, I believe we in 
Congress do have sometimes to make really tough choices, and 
that includes setting limits on how long a program can receive 
Federal funding.
    This amendment allows for a 7-year reauthorization of funds 
for the Centers of Manufacturing Innovation included in this 
bill. But after that period it transitions funding to the 
private sector. Sunsets also ensure Congress does its job and 
regularly reviews authorization. This good government provision 
was included in the original legislation we seek to reauthorize 
today, so I see no reason why we can't support including it in 
today's language.
    With that I encourage my colleagues to support the 
amendment, and I continue enthusiasm to support the underlying 
base bill when we're done.
    I yield back, Madam Chair.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Lucas.
    Any further presentations requested?
    Hearing none, then the vote occurs on the motion of Mr. 
Weber's motion to put a--on his amendment.
    Those in favor, say aye.
    Those opposed, nay.
    The nays have it.
    Mr. Weber. Madam Chair, I'd request a recorded vote.
    Chairwoman Johnson. A recorded vote has been requested, and 
further proceedings will be postponed, as we announced earlier 
with--at the end of the meeting. Thank you, Mr. Weber. Let's 
see. Do you have another amendment?
    Mr. Weber. Yes, ma'am, I do. Let me jump over to it real 
quick.
    Chairwoman Johnson. OK.
    Mr. Weber. I got to look to my calendar to see who else's 
birthday is today. I've used up Ed's.
    Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson.
    My amendment adds a requirement that no additional funds 
are authorized to carry out this legislation. Instead, my 
amendment directs NIST and DOE to fund the work authorized 
under this legislation. Oh, I'm sorry. I have an amendment at 
the desk. Yes.
    Chairwoman Johnson. The clerk will report the amendment.
    The Clerk. Amendment number 5 offered by Mr. Weber.
    [The amendment of Mr. Weber follows:]

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    Chairwoman Johnson. I ask unanimous consent to dispense 
with the reading, and then we'll ask Mr. Weber to explain his 
amendment.
    Mr. Weber. If you can tell me where I left off, I'll pick 
up there.
    Chairwoman Johnson. I'm trying to make you forget it.
    Mr. Weber. My amendment adds a requirement that no 
additional funds are authorized to carry out this legislation. 
Instead, I want to note of course that we have limited funding, 
finite funding. Instead, my amendment directs NIST and DOE to 
fund the work authorized under this legislation using those 
amounts already appropriated to these agencies without 
increasing overall spending. Did I mention we have a finite 
source of money? That's what we're supposed to have.
    Today, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, EERE, is funded at almost $2.4 billion with a B, a 
budget that dwarfs those of the other applied research programs 
at the Department. Currently, DOE's Centers for Manufacturing 
Innovation are funded through this office and make up a small 
part of DOE's annual $320 million in funding for advanced 
manufacturing research. With our national debt at $22 trillion 
with a T and climbing with a C, we can't increase overall 
spending every time we establish priorities for Federal 
research programs. We just can't do that. We don't live in a 
world with unlimited resources, so again, it's our job to 
prioritize the resources we have and make sure that we are 
investing limited Federal dollars in programs that actually 
benefit the American taxpayer.
    Now, I think a case can be made for prioritizing the 
research program and partnerships authorized in this 
legislation, don't misunderstand, but it's very clear that DOE 
already receives ample funding to maintain this program and 
meet the goals established in this bill without another topline 
spending increase.
    I believe this is a commonsense proposal. It's Congress' 
duty, and I encourage my colleagues to support this amendment.
    I yield back.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Weber. I recognize 
myself to speak on the amendment.
    My colleague from Texas wants us all to think and act 
responsibly with Federal funds, and I am very appreciative of 
that and sympathetic to his point of view. However, we have 
different priorities about where any cuts or restrictions 
should apply, and this particular amendment is not one that I 
can support. If anything, we were very conservative in the 
funding level we did to recommend for this legislation. Many 
stakeholders are pushing us to include enough funds for many 
more institutes, not just a few.
    As a general policy matter, I'm concerned both about 
imposing unfunded mandates on agencies and setting a hard cap 
on the program funding rather than leaving agencies some 
flexibility to update investment priorities as the needs occur. 
If we disagree with decisions being made by any agency under 
any administration, the Committee has the authority and the 
responsibility to take action at that time. However, imposing 
funding restrictions in advance is not a good way to support 
research and development and ensure success of Manufacturing 
USA program.
    I also want to point out that we are not spending money on 
these bills. That is the job of the Appropriations Committee. 
If they decide the Manufacturing USA program is worthy of 
additional support, they can find money in a broader array of 
accounts than our Committee is jurisdictionally permitted to 
access. I don't think we should be placing limitations on the 
Appropriations Committee to make these decisions.
    And so for those reasons I oppose this amendment, and I 
yield back. Any further----
    Mr. Lucas. Madam Chair?
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr. Lucas.
    Mr. Lucas. Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson.
    This amendment would require funding authorized in the bill 
to be provided from within existing authorized levels of NIST 
and DOE and, as with the previous amendment, I believe it's a 
good government provision. We do not have unlimited funds 
available, as our colleague from Texas has noted, and it's our 
job in Congress to occasionally make tough choices about our 
top priorities, and this amendment would allow us to 
specifically authorize what I believe is important 
manufacturing research without increasing overall spending in 
these agencies.
    No legislation is perfect, and I am supportive of this 
legislation. We still have some areas of disagreement on the 
best way to prioritize our research, but as I close, I'd like 
to reiterate my gratitude to Chairwoman Johnson and Chairwoman 
Stevens for working with our Members and staff to incorporate 
many of the changes we requested in this legislation. I 
appreciate your commitment to moving a bipartisan bill forward 
through this Committee, and with that, I encourage my 
colleagues to support the amendment and yield back, Madam 
Chair.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you, Mr. Lucas.
    Any further comments requested?
    Hearing none, then the vote occurs on the amendment.
    All in favor, say aye.
    Those opposed, say no.
    It appears that the noes have it.
    Mr. Weber. Madam Chair?
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr.----
    Mr. Weber. I would request a recorded vote.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Thank you. Further proceedings on this 
will be postponed until we do the votes at the end. Thank you 
very much.

    H.R. 1237

    Chairwoman Johnson. We will now consider H.R. 1237, the 
COAST Research Act. The clerk will report the bill.
    The Clerk. H.R. 1237.
    [The bill follows:]
    All in favor, say aye.
    Those opposed, nay.
    The ayes have it, and it's agreed to
    Are there any further amendments to the bill?
    If not, then a reporting quorum being present, I move that 
the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology report H.R. 
988, as amended, to the House, with a recommendation that the 
bill be approved.
    Those in favor of the motion will signify by saying aye.
    Those opposed, nay.
    The ayes have it. The bill is favorably reported.
    Without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the 
table.
    I ask unanimous consent that the staff be authorized to 
make any necessary technical and conforming changes to the 
bill. Without objection, so ordered.
    Members will have 2 subsequent calendar days in which to 
submit supplementary minority or additional views on the 
measure.
    And we're going to recess for 10 minutes, and then we'll 
come back and have the roll call votes, and so the purpose of 
making sure everyone is notified that a vote will be occurring. 
So we're in recess. We're trying to finish before the House 
goes in session.
    [Recess.]
    Chairwoman Johnson. The Committee will come to order.
    We are reassembled for the consideration of two amendments. 
The question is on the Weber number 4 amendment, and the clerk 
will report--well, I guess just call the roll.
    The Clerk. Chairwoman Johnson?
    Chairwoman Johnson. No.
    The Clerk. Chairwoman Johnson, no.
    Ms. Lofgren?
    Ms. Lofgren. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Lofgren, no.
    Mr. Lipinski?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Ms. Bonamici?
    Ms. Bonamici. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Bonamici, no.
    Mr. Bera?
    Mr. Bera. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Bera, no.
    Mr. Lamb?
    Mr. Lamb. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Lamb, no.
    Mrs. Fletcher?
    Mrs. Fletcher. No.
    The Clerk. Mrs. Fletcher, no.
    Ms. Stevens?
    Ms. Stevens. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Stevens, no.
    Ms. Horn?
    Ms. Horn. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Horn, no.
    Ms. Sherrill?
    Ms. Sherrill. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Sherrill, no.
    Mr. Sherman?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Cohen?
    Mr. Cohen. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Cohen, no.
    Mr. McNerney?
    Mr. McNerney. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. McNerney, no.
    Mr. Perlmutter?
    Mr. Perlmutter. For my good friend Mr. Weber, no.
    Mr. Weber. Happy birthday to you, too.
    The Clerk. Mr. Perlmutter, no.
    Mr. Tonko?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Foster?
    Mr. Foster. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Foster, no.
    Mr. Beyer?
    Mr. Beyer. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Beyer, no.
    Mr. Crist?
    Mr. Crist. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Crist, no.
    Mr. Casten?
    Mr. Casten. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Casten, no.
    Ms. Hill?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. McAdams?
    Mr. McAdams. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. McAdams, no.
    Ms. Wexton?
    Ms. Wexton. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Wexton, no.
    Mr. Lucas?
    Mr. Lucas. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Lucas, aye.
    Mr. Brooks?
    Mr. Brooks. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Brooks, aye.
    Mr. Posey?
    Mr. Posey. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Posey, aye.
    Mr. Weber?
    Mr. Weber. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Weber, aye.
    Mr. Babin?
    Mr. Babin. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Babin, aye.
    Mr. Biggs?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Marshall?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Norman?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Cloud?
    Mr. Cloud. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Cloud, aye.
    Mr. Balderson?
    Mr. Balderson. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Balderson, aye.
    Mr. Olson?
    Mr. Olson. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Olson, aye.
    Mr. Gonzalez?
    Mr. Gonzalez. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Gonzalez, aye.
    Mr. Waltz?
    Mr. Waltz. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Waltz, aye.
    Mr. Baird?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Ms. Herrera Beutler?
    Ms. Herrera Beutler. Yes.
    The Clerk. Ms. Herrera Butler, aye.
    Ms. Gonzalez-Colon?
    Ms. Gonzalez-Colon. Aye.
    The Clerk. Ms. Gonzalez-Colon, aye.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Are there Members who haven't voted or 
would like to change their vote?
    Mr. Lipinski. Madam Chair?
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr. Lipinski?
    Mr. Lipinski. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Lipinski, no.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr. Tonko?
    Mr. Tonko. Tonko, no.
    The Clerk. Mr. Tonko, no.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Any other Members?
    Mr. Baird. Yes.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Mr. Baird votes aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Baird, aye.
    Mr. Baird. Aye.
    Chairwoman Johnson. All reported, the clerk will report.
    The Clerk. Madam Chair Johnson?
    Chairwoman Johnson. Yes.
    The Clerk. The noes are 20 and the ayes are 13.
    Chairwoman Johnson. The noes have it. The amendment is not 
adopted.
    The vote now will occur on amendment number 5 by Mr. Weber. 
The clerk will call the roll.
    The Clerk. Chairwoman Johnson?
    Chairwoman Johnson. No.
    The Clerk. Chairwoman Johnson, no.
    Ms. Lofgren?
    Ms. Lofgren. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Lofgren, no.
    Mr. Lipinski?
    Mr. Lipinski. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Lipinski, no.
    Ms. Bonamici?
    Ms. Bonamici. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Bonamici, no.
    Mr. Bera?
    Mr. Bera. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Bera, no.
    Mr. Lamb?
    Mr. Lamb. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Lamb, no.
    Mrs. Fletcher?
    Mrs. Fletcher. No.
    The Clerk. Mrs. Fletcher, no.
    Ms. Stevens?
    Ms. Stevens. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Stevens, no.
    Ms. Horn?
    Ms. Horn. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Horn, no.
    Ms. Sherrill?
    Ms. Sherrill. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Sherrill, no.
    Mr. Sherman?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Cohen?
    Mr. Cohen. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Cohen, no.
    Mr. McNerney?
    Mr. McNerney. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. McNerney, no.
    Mr. Perlmutter?
    Mr. Perlmutter. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Perlmutter, no.
    Mr. Tonko?
    Mr. Tonko. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Tonko, no.
    Mr. Foster?
    Mr. Foster. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Foster, no.
    Mr. Beyer?
    Mr. Beyer. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Beyer, no.
    Mr. Crist?
    Mr. Crist. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Crist, no.
    Mr. Casten?
    Mr. Casten. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. Casten, no.
    Ms. Hill?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. McAdams?
    Mr. McAdams. No.
    The Clerk. Mr. McAdams, no.
    Ms. Wexton?
    Ms. Wexton. No.
    The Clerk. Ms. Wexton, no.
    Mr. Lucas?
    Mr. Lucas. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Lucas, aye.
    Mr. Brooks?
    Mr. Brooks. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Brooks, aye.
    Mr. Posey?
    Mr. Posey. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Posey, aye.
    Mr. Weber?
    Mr. Weber. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Weber, aye.
    Mr. Babin?
    Mr. Babin. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Babin, aye.
    Mr. Biggs?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Marshall?
    Mr. Marshall. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Marshall, aye.
    Mr. Norman?
    [No response.]
    The Clerk. Mr. Cloud?
    Mr. Cloud. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Cloud, aye.
    Mr. Balderson?
    Mr. Balderson. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Balderson, aye.
    Mr. Olson?
    Mr. Olson. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Olson, aye.
    Mr. Gonzalez?
    Mr. Gonzalez. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Gonzalez, aye.
    Mr. Waltz?
    Mr. Waltz. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Waltz, aye.
    Mr. Baird?
    Mr. Baird. Aye.
    The Clerk. Mr. Baird, aye.
    Ms. Herrera Beutler?
    Ms. Herrera Beutler. Aye.
    The Clerk. Ms. Herrera Butler, aye.
    Ms. Gonzalez-Colon?
    Ms. Gonzalez-Colon. Aye.
    The Clerk. Aye--Ms. Gonzalez-Colon, aye.
    Chairwoman Johnson. Are there any other Members who haven't 
voted or would like to change the vote?
    The clerk will report.
    The Clerk. Madam Chairwoman, the noes are 20 and the ayes 
are 14.
    Chairwoman Johnson. The motion--the amendment is not 
adopted.
    A reporting quorum being present, I move that the Committee 
on Science, Space, and Technology report 23--H.R. 2397, as 
amended, to the House with the recommendation that the bill 
will be approved.
    Those in favor of the motion will signify by saying aye.
    Those opposed, no.
    The ayes have it, and the bill is favorably reported.
    Without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the 
table, and I ask unanimous consent that the staff be authorized 
to make any necessary technical and conforming changes to the 
bill. Without objection, so ordered.
    Members will have 2 subsequent calendar days in which to 
submit supplementary minority or additional views on the 
measure.
    Our business is now completed, and the Committee is 
adjourned.
    [Whereupon, at 11:51 a.m., the Committee was adjourned.]

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